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We study mechanisms of disease to improve the health of animals, humans, and the environment. Specialty areas in the department include wildlife health, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, genetics/genomics, neuroscience, cardiovascular science, and immunology.

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB) focuses on mechanisms of disease including host/pathogen interactions, ecology of antimicrobial resistance, genetics of disease susceptibility and resistance, wildlife diseases, and conservation genetics. The department’s basic disciplines include microbiology, pathology, parasitology, genetics, and laboratory animal medicine, and faculty members teach courses in these subject areas to undergraduate, graduate, and DVM students. The department hosts residency programs in anatomic and clinical pathology and in laboratory animal medicine.

The department is home to two Distinguished Professors, and one of only seven members of the National Academy of Sciences at Texas A&M.

Department News

Dr. H. Morgan Scott: Viewing Epidemiology through a Different Lens
February 27, 2015

Texas A&M Professor Reveals Evolution Of Darwin’s Finches Through Genome Sequencing
February 13, 2015

Texans help researchers map Lyme disease in Texas
February 10, 2015

Avian Health Complex Complete
February 10, 2015

An International Look at One Health
August 26, 2014

Criscitiello one of first to participate in Texas A&M–CAPES Collaborative Research Grant Program
July 11, 2014