Giving to the Schubot Center for Avian Health

Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is a leader in the field of exotic bird health and conservation. A team of dedicated investigators is working to unlock the secrets of key avian diseases, while also investigating the basic biology and conservation of pet, wild, and exotic birds.

The Initiative

a parrot The Schubot Center for Avian Health is a team of members from across Texas A&M University, dedicated to teaching, research, and research for exotic and wild birds. The center has been supported by an endowment from the late Mr. Richard Schubot, as well as by research grants and donations. With these resources, our faculty have undertaken a wide range of studies on exotic bird health and conservation.

Much has been accomplished including effective treatments for iron-storage disease; optimization of the diagnosis of avian tuberculosis, avian bornavirus, and avian herpesvirus; and the development of a test that has eliminated an inherited disease in California condors. Members of the Schubot Center are leaders in the fields of wild parrot research and conservation, through studies of salt licks, macaw nesting success, wild parrot nutrition, and satellite telemetry at our research site in Peru.

Our Objective

  • To conduct ongoing basic and applied research into disease and conservation of pet, wild, and exotic birds.
  • To support veterinary students, graduate students, residents, and interns who wish to build a career in avian medicine.
  • To build our center into a world-renowned program.

Your Support

Your contribution to the Schubot Center for Avian Health can help us realize our objective of maintaining and enhancing our leadership in the field of exotic and wild bird health and conservation. Unfortunately, exotic bird health and conservation is not an area that attracts significant levels of extramural grants or federal funding, and the center must compete with many other demands on the resources of the school. Below are some key ways that you could help ensure the continuation and success of this program.

Opportunities for Giving

The Avian Health Center ensures that students with a passion for avian veterinary medicine have the knowledge they need to study and understand birds for their later careers. It allows some of the best faculty in the world to continue researching solutions to infectious and parasitic diseases. It helps attract other top researchers and faculty in this field to Texas A&M University. For more information on naming opportunities at the Avian Health Center, visit Schubot Center for Avian Health – Avian Health Center.

How to Give

Option 1: Give online. Use the button below.

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Option 2: Contact the VMBS Office of Development

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