The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB) in the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) studies 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.


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Pursuing a Graduate Degree with Our Faculty

Departments in the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences offer MS and PhD graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences. There are also interdisciplinary programs in genetics, neuroscience, and toxicology.


Student with pipettePathology Residency

The program trains veterinarians to become competent diagnostic pathologists with a good foundation for graduate research training. The three-year program in either clinical or anatomic pathology fulfills the eligibility requirements for the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) certification examination, and the program has an outstanding record of trainees becoming ACVP diplomates.

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Scientist with specimens in labComparative Medicine Residency

The three-year program prepares veterinarians for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification and provides a broad foundation in comparative medicine. Residency training includes clinical laboratory animal medicine, laboratory animal resources and facilities management, comparative and diagnostic pathology, and methods and practice of biomedical research.

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The following services and laboratories are housed within the VTPB. Visit the Services page for descriptions.