Thomsen Center

Virtually all of the resources of The Texas A&M University System are available to Applied Ethology Graduate students through collaborative arrangements. Over the years, Applied Ethology graduate students have used facilities and worked with faculty in the Department of Animal Science, College of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biology, Department of Psychology, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, and Exercise Physiology. Students have also conducted projects at five of the Texas AgriLife Research’s 16 outlying centers.

The Thomsen Center for Animal Studies opened in 1998 and is assigned to Dr. Ted Friend for use in animal behavior and welfare research. The Thomsen Center has a 2,000 square foot laboratory and support office space, a 1,700 square foot climate-controlled room, and a 3,000 square foot barn in which pigs, cattle, sheep, and other animals may be housed.

Dr. Friend also has a General and Video Laboratory (1,600 square feet) located within the Kleberg Center, where the Department of Animal Science is housed.


Thomsen Center
7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway (Hwy 60)
College Station, Texas 77845