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.

Lyle Lovett

“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, Austin, TX

The priority of this campaign is to make sure the GI Lab can continue its work.

Specifically, we have five goals:

  1. To establish the first Institute of Companion Animal Gastroenterology worldwide
  2. To establish the first Chair in Companion Animal Gastroenterology worldwide
  3. To create the first academic training program in Companion Animal Gastroenterology
  4. To establish a fund for collaborative projects in Companion Animal Gastroenterology
  5. To establish a capital equipment fund

Learn more about why we believe these goals are important to advance companion animal gastroenterology.

Wolfgang Petersen

“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 great work.”

Wolfgang Petersen, director (Das Boot, The Perfect Storm, Troy) with wife Maria and Ponki, Los Angeles, CA

You can make a difference by sending us a donation. Every amount counts!

Please note that your gift is tax-deductible as defined by law. Thank you for your help!

Jörg Steiner, Director of the GI Lab