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Training Our Own: Students Explore Diagnostic Services

Training Our Own: Students Explore Diagnostic Services

TVMDL offers students the opportunity to explore diagnostic services, knowledge of immense benefit in clinical practice as well as opening the door for future employment opportunities. While there is an academic framework to teach the fundamentals of veterinary diagnostic testing, the classroom alone cannot completely prepare professionals to succeed in a high volume, multidisciplinary lab […]

Now Offered from TVMDL: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus PCR


The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in Amarillo now offers a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). The PEDV PCR allows TVMDL diagnosticians to detect the virus from feces or intestine specimens. The test cost is $25 in state and $30 for out-of-state testing, and the test is now […]

USDA conference an eye-opener for graduate student

USDA conference an eye-opener for graduate student

By: Olga Kuchment On February 22, Jose Luis Perez took a trip that helped him meet professionals in his chosen career and reinforced his feeling that he was headed in the right direction. He applied and was selected as the only student from Texas A&M University to attend the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Outlook […]

Awards and Achievements


Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Acuff elected Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology Dr. Gary Acuff, director of the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety and a professor of food microbiology in the department of animal science at Texas A&M […]

Tornado Torn City to Receive Free Trees

Trees in Nursery

Disaster struck last spring when a tornado ripped through the City of Cleburne creating 8.5 miles of destruction and leaving residents to rebuild their damaged homes, businesses and landscapes. Over 1,500 homes were impacted by the storm, including the loss of many of the surrounding trees. According to the Texas Trees Foundation, the loss of […]