Promoting Gastrointestinal Health in Companion Animals
The Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University, the
only laboratory of its kind worldwide, has helped to bring along
many advances in our understanding of gastrointestinal disease in
companion animals. Over the last 20 years we have developed several
new diagnostic tests that help your veterinarian make a diagnosis
and choose the appropriate therapy for your pet.
Unfortunately, there is little government funding available to
study diseases in dogs and cats. While millions of dollars are
spent every year to improve the gastrointestinal health of humans,
our furry companions are left behind! This is why we are embarking
on a major development campaign.
"My pets play a big role in my life and their health is very
important to me. Gastrointestinal diseases are very common in pets
and a lot of work needs to be done to find better diagnostic tests
and treatments for these diseases. The GI Lab has played a big role
in many developments in this area in the past and they need our
help to be able to continue this work in the future."
Lyle Lovett, singer, songwriter, and actor,
The goal of this campaign is to make sure
this laboratory can continue its work.
Specifically, we have five goals:
- To establish the first Institute of Companion Animal
- To establish the first Chair in Companion Animal
- To create the first academic training program in Companion
- To establish a fund for collaborative projects in Companion
- To establish a capital equipment fund
Please click here to learn more about why
we believe these goals are important to advance companion animal
"Our beloved cat Ponki has chronic pancreatitis. Thanks to the
GI Lab at Texas A&M we were able to diagnose his condition and
treat it appropriately. Without the GI Lab developing and
performing these specialized tests, many pets like Ponki wouldn't
be able to get the care they need. Please help in supporting their
Wolfgang Petersen, director (Das Boot, The
Perfect Storm, Troy) with wife Maria and Ponki, Los Angeles,
You can make a difference by sending us a donation. Please visit
this link for contact information.
You can also visit our secure webpage and contribute by credit card. Every
amount counts! Please note that your gift is tax deductible as
defined by law. Thanks for your help!
Jörg Steiner, Director of the GI Lab