Story by Aubrey Bloom
In an effort to better serve patients, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has adjusted its admissions process for its Small and Large Animal Hospitals, effective April 20.
Curbside admission and discharge processes continue at the Small Animal Hospital; however, clients should now enter the normal Small Animal Hospital Parking Lot (Lot 38), off of Raymond-Stotzer Parkway.
After turning into Lot 38, clients can park in any of the numbered spaces and should call the telephone number listed on the sign to get their pet checked in and begin the admissions process.
Curbside admission and discharge processes also continue at the Large Animal Hospital. Clients will continue to use the traditional route to the Large Animal Hospital (from Raymond-Stotzer Parkway, turn onto Veterinary Way and then right at the stop sign, following the road around to and through the gates).
Once in Lot 45 (the normal Large Animal Hospital client parking), clients can park in numbered spaces designated for equine and food animal patients (please see the map below). Clients should then call the telephone number listed on the sign to begin the admissions process.
“The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is continuing our efforts to provide essential veterinary medical services in a way that is safe for our clients, faculty, and staff,” said Dr. Wesley Bissett, associate professor and director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team. “While this admissions process is different than how we normally function, our commitment to providing excellence and compassion remains the same. We urge everyone to stay safe and heed all public health recommendations for successfully navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Currently, the VMTH is still only seeing urgent and emergent cases. Owners are encouraged to call ahead of time for small animal (979-845-2351) and large animal (979 845-3541) emergencies.
Contact Information: Jennifer Gauntt, Director of CVM Communications, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; email@example.com; 979-862-4216