Researchers at the CVM embody the spirit of discovery and channel their enthusiasm into projects examining the underlying molecular and biochemical mechanisms of diseases in livestock, companion, wild, and exotic species. Our multidisciplinary group of clinical and basic investigators is engaged in cutting-edge research that directly impacts both veterinary and human medicine. The CVM collectively receives more than $13 million dollars in state, federal, and private funding each year.
The college has five academic departments and two service departments including the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) Small & Large Animal Hospitals and the Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS), which provide a stimulating environment fostering translational research that will shape the future. We have approximately 250 faculty members in our college that are actively engaged in research, teaching, and service.
The CVM has faculty members from many diverse research areas, including our seven signature programs, that are conducting interdisciplinary projects involving basic, translational, and clinical biomedical research. The findings of these projects have been reported in prestigious journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This research is supported by federal, state, and private agencies, such as the NIH, the NIEHS, the USDA, and the Morris Animal Foundation.
A major part of our mission is to train future scientists and clinicians in cutting-edge biomedical techniques and to ensure that they are at the forefront of their areas of expertise. We have more than 300 graduate and postdoctoral students and numerous undergraduate students that are actively engaged in research at the CVM.