Where is VERO?

VERO is on the campus of West Texas A&M University (WT) in Canyon, Texas.

The WT campus is embedded within one of the most abundant areas of animal agriculture production in the world. This collaboration with WT allows the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) to bring fundamental training and research back to the heart of large animal production agriculture in Texas. Its dynamic partnership with the agriculture program at WT is what makes VERO so robust.


VERO Facility, WT Campus
3201 Russell Long Blvd. | Canyon, TX 79015

Take a Tour

Join Dr. John August, Dean of the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), for a tour of the newly constructed $22-million, 22,000 square-foot Veterinary Education, Research, and Outreach (VERO) facility located on the campus of West Texas A&M University (WT) in Canyon, TX.

About the Facility

Inside the VERO facility at West Texas A&M

The new VERO facility, now occupied, is located directly to the east of the Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building. The more than 22,000-square-foot facility will serve as a learning space to serve the 2+2 DVM program and supplement veterinary externship programs in rural Texas.

The VERO facility includes multiple classrooms, each of which will accommodate 30–50 students. These will also be used for outreach activities, including the training of livestock workers and continuing education for veterinarians.

“These new state-of-the-art facilities create a highway of education, research, and outreach activity from West Texas A&M University to the Texas A&M VMBS and back that supports animal health in this region. This partnership brings together the Texas A&M University System’s universities to extend their reach and address the large animal veterinary needs of Texas.” —Dr. Walter Wendler, President of WTAMU

Read more about the new VERO Facility.

VERO Facility: In the News

Texas A&M System Regents Approve Naming Facilities On WT Campus After Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus Charles Graham (November 16, 2020 – Texas A&M VMBS Communications)

Texas A&M System Partnership Announces Update to Veterinary Program in the Texas Panhandle (January 28, 2020 – Texas A&M VMBS Communications)

Construction of $22M veterinary education center at WT approved (November 16, 2018 – New Channel 10 KFDA Amarillo, TX)

Texas A&M System Regents Plan a New Veterinary Building for West Texas A&M’s Agricultural Sciences Complex (March 8, 2018 – The Texas A&M University System Office of Marketing and Communications)

Established in 2009, VERO is the partnership between the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS)
and the West Texas A&M University (WT) Paul Engler College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences
to bring Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach to the Texas Panhandle.