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Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH)

Dr. Posey with Students

The VMTH plays a vital role in the CVM's mission to graduate the highest quality, entry-level general practitioner achievable through four years of professional veterinary medical education. We develop the veterinary leaders of tomorrow through our commitment to caring about animals and people; curing and preventing animal diseases; creating new knowledge, new therapies and new learning opportunities; and communicating effectively with students, veterinarians, scientists and the public.

The hospital is the largest single component of the CVM and consists of a Large Animal Hospital, a Small Animal Hospital, and very active Ambulatory Service providing veterinary services to ranches and animal facilities across the state. Our services are available the public, and Texas A&M employees and students receive a 20% discount. The VMTH attracts a diverse patient case load, appropriate for teaching purposes relative to both numbers and extent of medical complexity.

Service Highlights

  • More than 330 staff employed
  • More than 100 faculty specialists & sub-specialists
  • 1st to receive American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Referral Practice Accreditation
  • Provides hands-on experience for DVM students in their fourth and final year
  • Served animals referred from ~2,500 veterinarians in 164/254 Texas Counties & 37/50 of the United States in recent years
  • Supported over 21,000 client visits, treating over 90,000 animals this past year
  • More than doubled its client sales over the past ten years, providing critical funding for new equipment and facilities
  • Relationship with the TDCJ provides exceptional teaching opportunities in population medicine and herd health management of horses, cattle, swine, dogs, and poultry
  • Operating budget of over $17 Million
    • 82% generated from client sales
    • 18% represents support from the state
  • Construction has begun on a new $11M Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center (ICTC)
    • Facility will house MRI, CT, and Tomo Therapy equipment valued at over $6 million
    • Unique 9,000 sq/ft facility is designed to treat small & large animals of all species
    • Staffed by highly-trained specialists to image, diagnose, and treat a wide array of cases
    • Ready for occupancy in August 2011
  • New collaborative effort with Blinn College to create a two-year Veterinary Technology Program
    • Second-year students will receive much of their clinical education at the VMTH
    • Students who successfully complete the curriculum will be eligible to sit for national (VTNE) and state (Texas RVT Examination) credentialing examinations to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

All statistics based on Spring 2010 unless where noted otherwise.