Vital Observations

Dr. Jonathan Levine, head of the Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department, shares his perspective on how the Small Animal Hospital has changed, what makes it great, and his vision for the future. Story by Jennifer Gauntt The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is all about the animals, but as head of the Texas […]

A Cut Above

Veterinary residents often endure long, challenging days, but Dr. Whitney Hinson is grateful for the opportunity to hone her surgical skills at Texas A&M—and save lives while doing it. Veterinary residents at the Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital (SAH) spend their days seeing appointments, providing treatments to patients, and communicating with clients. They work long […]

Gut Instincts

Dr. Jan Suchodolski never intended to spend his career at Texas A&M, but while continuing his education at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), he was introduced to a new and exciting discovery that changed the course of his career, placing him on the cutting-edge of microbiome research. The research […]

A Passion for Pets in Crisis

As head of the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Small Animal Hospital (SAH), Dr. Christine Rutter handles life-or-death situations every day, but finds that she thrives on the pressure. Sometimes, a patient’s situation is so dire that there’s not much choice regarding treatment.  That’s […]

Feeling the Heat

Dr. Deb Zoran uses her work with Texas A&M Task Force urban search and rescue dogs to study how different breeds have unique temperature ranges and how that impacts their ability to save lives. They are, perhaps, among the unsung heroes of the rescue world. The canine members of the Texas A&M Task Force (TX-TF) […]

Werner the Wonder Dog

Texas A&M University veterinarians collaborate to successfully operate on a “double doodle” with a rare tumor. When Andrea Streicher saw the photos of the curly-haired, golden puppies a friend had sent her, it was love at first sight. Her day had started off with a series of unfortunate events—including a flat tire—but there in front of […]


Faculty and staff at the Texas A&M Center for Educational Technologies work to enhance the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum through active-learning activities that draw from actual Small Animal Hospital cases. More than 140 Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students sit in groups in a […]

Blazing New Trails

Dr. Lori Teller explores the endless applications of telemedicine in the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) as the first university-based veterinary telehealth expert. Dr. Lori Teller says telehealth—connecting veterinarians and clients electronically so that care can be provided without the time and expense of travel—is a game-changer, and Texas A&M once again is […]

An Unbreakable Bond

Dr. William McCain and Brenda Bridges are paying tribute to their beloved Jetty — and her teddy — with an endowed residency at the Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital. Jetty Bridges is a legacy. As a frequent visitor of the Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital (SAH), Jetty was known as the sweet black lab who […]

Making Waves

Neurosurgeon Nick Jeffery has seen his fair share of unusual cases, so when he had the opportunity to perform the first spinal tap on a dolphin, saying “yes” was a no-brainer. On an average day, Dr. Nick Jeffery spends much of his time trying to develop new treatments for dogs with spinal cord injuries, which […]


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