VERO’s Research Focus

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Research at VERO will target projects that improve the prosperity of the region’s rural communities and livestock resources using a combination of epidemiological methods to target basic and applied research needs, interventions, production management, and community well-being. VERO researchers will work with livestock producers and organizations in the region to identify and improve inefficiencies and impact community stability.

Research Personnel

The most fruitful basic and applied research areas in livestock agriculture are epidemiology, genetics, physiology, immunology, and pharmacology. VERO will support four to six basic and applied veterinary livestock researchers, a veterinary epidemiologist, and a rural community veterinary economist. An additional focus is on graduate research student training. Office and laboratory space at VERO will accommodate between 12 and 20 graduate students and DVM residents.

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.