Veterinarians and animal health technicians who take this course will learn basic fundamentals for preparing and conducting postmortem examinations in the field on multiple species. Participants will learn the standard techniques used to collect blood and tissue samples in the field when performing a postmortem examination. Participants will also learn and how to package and ship samples securely to a diagnostic laboratory for evaluation.


For more information please contact Brittany Koppmann britt_kopp@tamu.edu

Veterinarians and animal health technicians who take this course will learn basic fundamentals for preparing and conducting postmortem examinations in the field on multiple species. Participants will learn the standard techniques used to collect blood and tissue samples in the field when performing a postmortem examination. Participants will also learn and how to package and ship samples securely to a diagnostic laboratory for evaluation.

For information or to enroll contact: Miguel Gonzales: miguel.gonzalez@ag.tamu.edu

This course is intended for veterinary researchers and diagnosticians who work with infectious animal diseases and substances in the laboratory. The course covers basic laboratory biosafety and biosecurity protocols, controls, and techniques used to prevent accidental exposure to and/or unintentional release of infectious substances into the laboratory or the environment. Using a risk assessment tool, participants learn how to identify biorisks in the laboratory and the control measures that can be taken to mitigate these risks. Participants will also become familiar with the various biocontainment levels and their use in biorisk management.

For information or to enroll please contact Heather Simmons, IIAD, at hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu

Bench to Shop: A Scientific Business Development and Management Program

Innovation is a key component to research laboratories around the world, but how does a product of novel research make its way to the commercial marketplace? There are many regulatory and legal requirements that must be met to navigate this process involving scale-up of product production,  establishment of quality control and quality assurance programs, trademarking, patenting, licensing, good laboratory practices, good manufacturing practices, and much more. These concepts are not taught in most scientific training programs and many products are lost in a “valley of death” when a product makes the transition from a research concept to a candidate commercial product.  This course will provide participants with an overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate this “valley of death” and take a research concept all the way to the commercial marketplace. Topics covered during this four  month online course include lessons on: developing a vision for product discovery to commercialization, developing a strategic plan of work, risk assessment, biorisk management, animal use ethics, regulations and international interactions, select agents, biocontainment, licensing, regulatory pathways, good laboratory practices, good manufacturing practices, quality control, partnership relations, business models and plans, entrepreneurship, project management, and intellectual property.

This online course should take three to four months to complete.

For information or to enroll contact Heather Simmons, IIAD, hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu

Certified Veterinary Assistant:  Continuing Education Resources:  Designed for the Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) for annual recertification. CVA earns continuing education (CE) credit through an online modular self-study system. Modules are divided into 1-hour segments and include: lessons, prerecorded videos, PPT slides files with printable note sheets, automated quizzes, online submission of activities, and video demonstrations depicting clinical skills. Certified Veterinary Assistants must take a minimum of 5 CE credits annually to maintain certification.

For information contact Joe Mask, IIAD, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for the Certified Veterinary Assistant Continuing Education go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

Certified Veterinary Assistant:  Continuing Education Resources:  Designed for the Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) for annual recertification. CVA earns continuing education (CE) credit through an online modular self-study system. Modules are divided into 1-hour segments and include: lessons, prerecorded videos, PPT slides files with printable note sheets, automated quizzes, online submission of activities, and video demonstrations depicting clinical skills. Certified Veterinary Assistants must take a minimum of 5 CE credits annually to maintain certification.

For information contact Joe Mask, IIAD, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for the Certified Veterinary Assistant Continuing Education go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

Laboratory Science Teacher Resources: Designed for teachers, leaders, and parents to assist instruction to student(s) enrolled in the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. Resources include: 25 prerecorded teacher-led videos; 25 PPT slide sets with printable note sheets, lesson question and activity handouts, and video demonstrations depicting clinical skills. Additional resources include: teacher key, curriculum guide (outlining the goals and objectives), apprenticeship log sheet, grade sheet, and various forms related to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. These resources are used in conjunction with the print or e-book edition of Laboratory Science & Technology by Heather L. Simmons, DVM, MSVPH. 

This online package requires an annual renewal subscription and is active for 1 year starting the day of activation.

For more information contact IIAD Heather Simmons, hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu or Joe Mask, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for the Laboratory Science Teacher Resources go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings

Laboratory Teacher-Assisted Curriculum: Designed for teachers to assist student learning. Students are assigned and complete 25 lesson modules. Each lesson module includes: a laboratory science lesson, prerecorded teacher-led video, printable note sheets, automated quiz, and activity to be submitted online. Teachers are able to track student progress online. Additional resources include: teacher key, curriculum guide (outlining the goals and objectives), apprenticeship log sheet, grade sheet, along with various forms related to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. This modular system includes 25 lessons found in Laboratory Science & Technology by Heather L. Simmons, DVM, MSVPH.  You do not need to purchase a print or e-book edition.

This online package requires an annual renewal subscription and is active for 1 year starting the day of activation.

For more information contact Heather Simmons, hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu or Joe Mask, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for the Laboratory Science Teacher-Assisted Curriculum go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

One Health Teacher Resources: Designed for teachers, leaders, and parents to assist instruction to student(s) enrolled in the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. Resources include: 25 teacher-led videos, 25 PPT slide sets with printable note sheets, lesson question and activity handouts, and video demonstrations depicting clinical skills. Additional resources include: teacher key, curriculum guide (outlining the goals and objectives), apprenticeship log sheet, grade sheet, and various forms related to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. These resources are used in conjunction with the print or e-book edition of One Health Science & Technology by Heather L. Simmons, DVM, MSVPH.

This online package requires an annual renewal subscription and is active for 1 year starting the day of activation.

For more information contact:  Heather Simmons, hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu or Joe Mask,  joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for the One Health Teacher Resources go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

One Health Teacher-Assisted Curriculum: Designed for teachers to assist student learning. Students are assigned and complete 25 lesson modules. Each lesson module includes: a laboratory science lesson, prerecorded teacher-led video, printable note sheets, automated quiz, and activity to be submitted online. Teachers are able to track student progress online. Additional resources include: teacher key, curriculum guide (with goals and objectives), apprenticeship log sheet, grade sheet, along with various forms related to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. This modular system includes 25 lessons found in One Health Science & Technology. You do not need to purchase a print or e-book edition.

This online package requires an annual renewal subscription and is active for 1 year starting the day of activation.


For information contact: Heather Simmons, hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu or Joe Mask, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for the One Health Teacher-Assisted Curriculum go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

One Health Independent-Study Curriculum: Designed for independent student learning and administered by IIAD. Students enroll and complete 25 lesson modules at their own pace. Each lesson module includes: a One Health lesson, prerecorded teacher-led video, printable note sheets, automated quiz, and activity to be submitted online. Progress is tracked by an IIAD host instructor. A certificate is issued upon completion of the curriculum. This modular system includes 25 lessons found in One Health Science & Technology. You do not need to purchase a print or e-book edition.

This online package is active for 2 year. If participants have not completed the course within 24 months of activation, participants will have to reactivate the course.

For more information contact Heather Simmons, IIAD, hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for the One Health Independent-Study Curriculum go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

Laboratory Science Independent-Study Curriculum: Designed for independent student learning and administered by IIAD. Students enroll and complete 25 lesson modules at their own pace. Each lesson module includes: a laboratory science lesson, prerecorded teacher-led video, printable note sheets, automated quiz, and activity to be submitted online. Progress is tracked by an IIAD host instructor. A certificate is issued upon completion of the curriculum. This modular system includes 25 lessons found in Laboratory Science & Technology. You do not need to purchase a print or e-book edition.

For more information contact Heather Simmons, IIAD, at hlsimmons@ag.tamu.edu

This online package is active for 2 year. If participants have not completed the course within 24 months of activation, participants will have to reactivate the course.

To pay for Laboratory Science Independent-Study Curriculum go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

Veterinary Science Teacher-Assisted Curriculum:  Designed for teachers to assist student learning. Students are assigned and complete 100 lesson modules. Each lesson module includes: a veterinary science lesson, prerecorded teacher-led video, printable note sheets, automated quiz, and activity to be submitted online. Teachers are able to track student progress online. Additional resources include: teacher key, curriculum guide (outlining goals and objectives), apprenticeship log sheet, grade sheet, along with various forms related to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. This modular system includes all 100 lessons found in Veterinary Science: Preparatory Training for the Veterinary Assistant. You do not need to purchase a print or e-book edition.

For more information contact Joe Mask, IIAD, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

This online package requires an annual renewal subscription and is active for 1 year starting the day of activation.

To pay for Veterinary Science Teacher-Assisted Curriculum go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.


Veterinary Science Teacher Resources: Designed for teachers, leaders, and parents to assist instruction to student(s) enrolled in the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. Resources include: 100 prerecorded teacher-led videos, 100 PPT slide sets with printable note sheets, lesson question and activity handouts, and video demonstrations depicting clinical skills. Additional resources include: teacher key, curriculum guide (outlining the goals and objectives), apprenticeship log sheet, grade sheet, and various forms related to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. These resources are used in conjunction with the print or e-book edition of Veterinary Science: Preparatory Training for the Veterinary Assistant by Floron C. Faries, Jr., DVM, MS.

Access to the resources will be valid from date of activation for the term of 365 days.

For information contact Joe Mask, IIAD, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for Veterinary Science Teacher Resources go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.

Veterinary Science Teacher-Assisted Curriculum:  Designed for teachers to assist student learning. Students are assigned and complete 100 lesson modules. Each lesson module includes: a veterinary science lesson, prerecorded teacher-led video, printable note sheets, automated quiz, and activity to be submitted online. Teachers are able to track student progress online. Additional resources include: teacher key, curriculum guide (outlining goals and objectives), apprenticeship log sheet, grade sheet, along with various forms related to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program. This modular system includes all 100 lessons found in Veterinary Science: Preparatory Training for the Veterinary Assistant. You do not need to purchase a print or e-book edition.

For more information contact Joe Mask, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu

To pay for for a Teacher Assisted Course go to: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and click on Online Trainings.