Feline Internal Medicine
Cats are very different from dogs in many ways. From their
nutritional needs to the diseases that they develop, cats are a
very unique species. This uniqueness, especially associated with
personality and behavior, is one of the reasons that many of our
clients are so attracted to cats as companion animals. Most of our
feline patients are treated as family members by their owners,
playing important roles in providing joy and companionship in their
homes. The faculty and staff of the feline internal medicine
service understand and respect this important relationship as we
make recommendations about the medical care of our patients.
To our knowledge, the feline internal medicine service in the
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M University is
one-of-a-kind in the United States. As an academic service, our
activities are focused on patient care, education, and the
advancement of knowledge concerning health and disease in cats.
Fourth-year veterinary medical students, post-graduate interns, and
internal medicine residents work and study closely with senior
faculty members and technicians on the service in a team approach
to provide gold-standard patient care in a creative learning
environment. Our annual feline medicine seminar helps veterinarians
in practice keep up with the most current knowledge about the
health issues of cats.
This team approach is extended to our partnership with our
colleagues in general practice, who refer feline patients to us for
second-opinion evaluation. Our focus on feline internal medicine,
convenient access to academic specialists in a wide variety of
disciplines, and the availability of advanced diagnostic equipment,
allow us to offer a comprehensive approach to the care of sick
Patients are seen by appointment-only, and must be referred to
the service by their local attending veterinarians. Appointments
may be made by calling 979-845-2351 during regular business hours.
Following discharge from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital,
patients are returned to the care of their local attending
veterinarians, who receive a complete report of our findings and
recommendations. We encourage our colleagues in practice, and our
clients, to continue to communicate with us after the patient is
discharged, in order to ensure long-term continuity of care.
For more information on the advanced diagnostic and therapeutic
options available at Texas A&M, please view the information on