Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center
College: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Pathobiology and Small Animal Clinical Services
Director: Dr. Sarah Hamer
Main Mission: Research
Brief Description: The Schubot Center was endowed to support research into all aspects of disease in wild and captive birds. The center, the most significant such center in the United States, has three components. The major research activities are conducted in the department of Veterinary Pathobiology and largely focus on bacterial, fungal and viral disease of parrots. The Center conducts major conservation research activities at our center at the Tambopata Research Station, Peru, in the Amazon Rainforest. The Exotic Animal Clinic of the department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences provided veterinary treatment and care for client owned animals throughout Texas. In a groundbreaking move that provides new insight into avian evolution, biology and conservation, researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw for the first time.
Keywords: Parrot, Bird, Veterinary, Conservation