The biopsy service of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
handles tissue samples from patients of the Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital. The timely reports provided by pathologists
allow clinicians to make accurate diagnoses and properly tailor
treatment. The service examines 900-1000 biopsies per year.
Contact Dawn Currin for information related to surgical
pathology at 979-862-8485 or DCurrin@cvm.tamu.edu
The Clinical Microbiology/Immunology group provides laboratory
diagnostic tests and consultation for clinicians, develops
diagnostic tests, supports faculty research, and teaches students
how to use appropriate laboratory tests and how to interpret test
results how to best care for their veterinary patients.
Contact Dr. Sara Lawhon for information related to clinical
microbiology at SLawhon@cvm.tamu.edu.
From microscopic to macroscopic, parasites come in all sizes and
shapes and cause a myriad of animal (and human) health issues. The
Clinical Parasitology Laboratory supports the Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital, as well as private veterinary practitioners in
association with the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic
Laboratory, to offer exceptional diagnostic capability. The service
is also a resource that offers educational workshops for community
groups, the college, and the broader university.
Contact Dr. Thomas M. Craig for information related to clinical
parasitology at 979 845-9191 or TCraig@cvm.tamu.edu
Veterinary Clinical Pathology, also referred to as Laboratory
Medicine, studies disease in animals through the examination of
blood, tissues, and fluids. The discipline covers a wide range of
laboratory assays and methods, oversees the quality and accuracy of
laboratory tests, and assists clinicians with diagnosis, patient
care, and prevention of disease. The laboratory supports clinicians
and researchers in the college and also trains resident
veterinarians in the specialty of clinical pathology through a
nationally recognized residency program.
For information related to clinical pathology call
DNA Technologies Core Laboratory
The DNA Technologies Core Laboratory provides automated
nucleotide sequencing, genotyping, and bacterial and fungal DNA
sequence-based identification technologies. It also offers
individual identification, parentage testing, and genetic trait
testing for livestock producers, wildlife managers, and clinical
microbiology labs worldwide. The lab houses shared capital
equipment used by researchers and students throughout the
Visit the DNA Technologies Core
Laboratory website for more information >>
The Texas A&M Dermatopathology Specialty Service provides
quality interpretation of skin biopsy specimens from veterinary
dermatologists, general veterinary clinicians, and university
veterinary teaching hospitals by a dermatopathologist (a board
certified veterinary pathologist who has specialized in
dermatopathology). We would like to welcome you to our service and
look forward to working with you.
Contact Dawn Currin for information related to dermatopathology
at 979-862-8485 or DCurrin@cvm.tamu.edu.
Specimen receiving /
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
P.O. Drawer 3040
College Station, TX 77841-3040
1-979-845-3414 or toll free 1-888-646-5623
The department has a fully functional core facility for
computer-based acquisition of images, image editing and analysis,
and other shared research instrumentation.
Browse equipment available >>
The Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory, equipped with a Beckman
Coulter MoFlo® Astrios™ High-Speed Cell Sorter and a Becton
Dickinson FACSCalibur™ Analyzer, serves scientists in the
department, college, and university.
Contact Roger Smith at ROSmith@cvm.tamu.edu for more
The Histopathology/Immunopathology Laboratory provides
diagnostic and research services to the college and the Veterinary
Medical Teaching Hospital as well as other Texas A&M University
System resources. These services include routine sectioning and
staining of tissues for microscopic examination, performing special
stains for diagnostic and research samples, and performing
immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry for diagnostic and
research samples and applications. The laboratory also provides
similar services, on a limited basis, to other state and federal
agencies and private entities.
For more information, contact Kelly S. Pruitt B.S., HT (ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Supervisor, at 979-845-5149 or firstname.lastname@example.org - email@example.com.
Forms: Histology Fee
Schedule | Research
Block Log Sheet
Members of the department perform necropsies (postmortem
examinations) on patients of the Veterinary Medical Teaching
Hospital. Tissue samples collected during necropsy are examined
microscopically by pathologists in order to answer important
clinical questions, and information gleaned from necropsies is
often presented at scientific meetings and published in journals to
help advance our understanding of animal disease. All fourth year
veterinary students spend two weeks in the service to learn proper
necropsy and sample collection techniques.
Contact Sharon Dickerson for information related to anatomic
pathology at 979-845-4654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Osteopathology Service receives orthopedic and dental
specimens from veterinary surgeons, clinicians, radiologists, and
pathologists working in private practice, university veterinary
teaching hospitals, and state diagnostic laboratories in the United
States and around the world for diagnosis. Furthermore, all
submitted cases, slides, and radiographs are retained for teaching
Contact Dawn Currin for information related to osteopathology at
979-862-8485 or DCurrin@cvm.tamu.edu.
Forms: Osteo Fee Schedule |
Our supply store provides an easy and convenient way to obtain
supplies and chemicals for labs and offices at Texas A&M
University. The store, located in room 215 of the Veterinary Medical Sciences Building, is open
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except University
For more information related to the supply store, contact Tina
Karkoska at 979-845-4174 or TKarkoska@cvm.tamu.edu.
Browse the inventory lists: Chemicals | Lab Supplies | Office Supplies
The mission of the Biorepository is to collect and store
biological samples and associated clinical information from healthy
and diseased animals. These samples are made available to the
scientific community to investigate the genetic and molecular basis
of traits and diseases in animals.
Contact Dr. Scott Dindot at SDindot@cvm.tamu.edu.