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Contents 20 Biomedical Sciences Spotlight

BIMS Student Ambassadors Lead and Inspire

22 Hospital Spotlight

Cole Lyle & Kaya: Endless PAWS-abilities CLEO the Cat is Honored at the CVM New Small Animal Hospital Reception Area All Eyes on Ophthalmology

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28 Outreach Spotlight

PEER to Peer: Inspiring Children through Veterinary Medicine

30 One Health Spotlight

Bench to Shop: Making Discovery a Reality

32 International Spotlight

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A Treasure Trove of Research: The Tambopata Macaw Project

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36 Student Spotlight

In Their Own Words: DVM Students Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Research: Highlights from the Symposium CVM to Host the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium Jessica Israel: A Pioneer in Veterinary Medicine and the Deaf Community Broad Spectrum: Celebrating Diversity in Veterinary Medicine Undergraduate Research Earns BRIDGE Internship for WTAMU 10 Innovation Student Inspiring Innovation, Little by Little

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53 Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Distinguished Professor Blazes Trail in Genetics Research: A Man with a Plan A Cowboy and a Researcher: The Adventures of Dickson Varner Dr. Katrin Hinrichs: Setting the Standard in Assisted Equine Reproduction

65 Research Spotlight

Same Journey, Different Directions The Tiny World Inside Your Pet It’s Safe to Say, Impact Begins at Discovery Strengthening Foal Immune Systems, Preventing Pneumonia

75 In the Spotlight

Welcoming Our New Associate Dean—Dr. Karen Cornell

82 Curriculum Spotlight

Dr. Stacy Eckman: Primary Care, Emergency Care, and All-around Care

14 Curing

Unconventional Gamers: How Video Games Can Improve Bird Health

16 Creating

Rusyn—A Man on a Mission

18 Communicating

Valuing Mental Health, Valuing Veterinary Community

78 Feature

Through the Fire and the Flood: The VET Serves Texas Communities

4 College Information 5 VBEC Grand Opening

A Q&A with Alumna Kelly Scribner

8 Facilities Update

86 Development Spotlight

2 Dean’s Message

Spotlight on Curriculum

84 Alumni Spotlight

12 Caring

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center

80 Leadership Spotlight

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88 Honor Roll

Living the Aggie Spirit

98 College News 102 Development News

103 Alumni News

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106 In Memorium 107 Continuing Education Schedule Winter 2017 •

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CVM Today - Winter 2017  

A semi-annual publication for the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical...

CVM Today - Winter 2017  

A semi-annual publication for the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical...