This week, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) hosted 30 students participating in the Texas A&M AgriLife Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP). While at TVMDL, students toured the laboratory, listened to an agency overview, and viewed examples of laboratory specimens. Students were hosted by Veterinary Diagnosticians Dr. Terry Hensley and Dr. Guy Sheppard in addition to Dr. Cat Barr, Maritza Anguiano, Mindy Borst, and Clarissa Maldonado.
The VSCP is a nationally recognized program coordinated through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD). Students participating in the program learn basic clinical skills for small and large animal veterinary medicine under the direction of a veterinarian. The program offers several opportunity for hands on learning, including three summer camps hosted in College Station, Kingsville, and Canyon.
TVMDL regularly hosts tours for 4-H groups or veterinary focused academic classes. If you or your group is interested in touring TVMDL, call the College Station laboratory at 979.845.3414