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David Schmitz

Visiting Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine


Phone: (979) 845-3541

Mailstop: 4475

Department: VLCS

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  • M.S. Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M University 1980
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University 1976
  • B.S. Agriculture, Kansas State University 1974


  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 4032

Scholarly Interests

Equine internal medicine and diagnostic ultrasound.


Toxins affecting the urinary system.
Schmitz DG
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2007 23(3):677-90.
What is your diagnosis? Halicephalobus gingivalis.
Schmitz DG, Chaffin MK
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 225(11):1667-8.
Gracilis muscle injury as a cause of lameness in two horses.
Dabareiner RM, Schmitz DG, Honnas CM, Carter GK
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 224(10):1630-3.
Osteomyelitis secondary to trauma involving the proximal end of the radius in horses: five cases (1987-2001).
Swinebroad EL, Dabareiner RM, Swor TM, Carter GK, Watkins JP, Walker M, Schmitz DG, Honnas CM
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003 223(4):486-91.
Renal hypoplasia and dysplasia in an American miniature foal.
Gull T, Schmitz DG, Bahr A, Read WK, Walker M
Vet Rec. 2001 149(7):199-203.
Cobalt 60 radiotherapy for treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in three horses.
Walker MA, Schumacher J, Schmitz DG, McMullen WC, Ruoff WW, Crabill MR, Hawkins JF, Hogan PM, McClure SR, Vacek JR, Edwards JF, Helman RG, Frelier PF
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1998 212(6):848-51.
Treatment of olecranon bursitis in horses: 10 cases (1986-1993).
Honnas CM, Schumacher J, McClure SR, Crabill MR, Carter GK, Schmitz DG, Hoffman AG
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1995 206(7):1022-6.
Use of echocardiography to detect tumors in the heart of a bull with bovine leukosis.
Schmitz DG, Seahorn TL
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1994 205(11):1590-2.
Granulomatous enteritis and cutaneous arteritis in a horse.
Woods PR, Helman RG, Schmitz DG
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1993 203(11):1573-5.
Urinary indices of horses after intravenous administration of crystalloid solutions.
Roussel AJ, Cohen ND, Ruoff WW, Brumbaugh GW, Schmitz DG, Kuesis BS
J Vet Intern Med. 1993 7(4):241-6.
Ultrasonographic characteristics of splenic and hepatic lymphosarcoma in three horses.
Chaffin MK, Schmitz DG, Brumbaugh GW, Hall DG
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 201(5):743-7.
Ultrasonographic imaging of a keratoma in a horse.
Seahorn TL, Sams AE, Honnas CM, Schmitz DG, McMullan WC
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 200(12):1973-4.
What is your diagnosis? Abscess causing lameness in a horse.
Chaffin MK, McMullan WC, Schmitz DG
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 200(3):377-8.
Regression of hypertrophic osteopathy in a filly following successful management of an intrathoracic abscess.
Chaffin MK, Ruoff WW, Schmitz DG, Carter GK, Morris EL, Steyn P
Equine Vet J. 1990 22(1):62-5.
Cantharidin toxicosis in horses.
Schmitz DG
J Vet Intern Med. 1989 3(4):208-15.

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