The GI Lab at Texas A&M University provides specialized
testing services to help veterinarians diagnose and treat
gastrointestinal diseases in dogs and cats.
These tests may help in the management of pets with vomiting,
weight loss, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or poor body
All samples must be submitted by a veterinarian. Veterinary
specialists in Internal Medicine certified by the American College
of Veterinary Internal Medicine are available for consultation to
discuss interpretation of test results with submitting
veterinarians, and their implications for patient management.
We cannot give advice directly to pet owners due to licensure
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The GI Lab will be closed Monday July 4th-Independence
Day. Please make appropriate arrangements when shipping samples. We
are not in the lab to receive packages on weekends, so please be
aware of this when sending samples.