Dachshund Recovers From Herniated Disc Following New, Non-Surgical Treatment

When Oscar, a 5-year-old Dachshund, developed partial paralysis from a herniated disc, he became the first dog to experience a new, non-surgical treatment option through a veterinary clinical trial at the Texas A&M Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH). Herniated discs are common in short-legged breeds like Dachshunds and can cause rapid onset of paralysis. “It […]

Texas A&M’s Newly Offered Knee Replacement Surgery Provides Canine Patient With Renewed Life

Like any other young dog, Delilah, a black Labrador Retriever-Great Pyrenees mix, loves to run and play. She wouldn’t be able to, however, if not for the knee replacement surgery she received at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH). Although knee replacements have existed in […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Save Schnauzer With Extreme Urinary Blockage

The last thing anyone wants to deal with during the holidays is a medical emergency, but when Max, a 7-year-old Schnauzer, began to have difficulty urinating on Thanksgiving day, his family began an almost week-long journey to get him the care he needed. They soon learned that Max had a serious blockage in his urinary […]

Texas A&M Cardiology Team Performs Lifesaving Surgery For Puppy

Irene Gamboa has loved dogs for as long as she can remember, so much so that her social media friends are almost exclusively dogs and puppies. Yet she didn’t have a dog of her own until fate intervened. What started as a Target run to visit her son who works at the big-box store in […]

Texas A&M Student Surgical Program Provides Kitten With Lifesaving Eye Surgery

Life as a stray kitten is hard, and Gwennie knows this better than most. In her first eight weeks of life, the calico domestic shorthair had already caught a virus that damaged her eyes and left her essentially blind. Fortunately, Gwennie was not on the streets for long and, once rescued, her owner and her […]

Texas A&M, Equine Reining Community Support Recovery Of Child’s Dream Foal

At 5 years old, many kids dream of owning a horse. Savannah Mize, however, only wanted one specific horse—the baby of her mare, Lady Bee Packin’, and the reining stallion Gunner Dun It Again, owned by Tripol Ranch. Growing up with a mother who worked in the performance horse industry, this was not an unusual […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Save Kitten’s Life With Rare Procedure

Like most stories in veterinary medicine, Pinky’s starts with a trip to the veterinarian. The twist, however, is that the visit wasn’t even for him—the domestic longhair kitten just happened to tag along for his brother’s appointment when their veterinarian noticed he had a rare condition. This chance observation was the first of several fortunate […]

Ferret Receives Lifesaving Pacemaker At Texas A&M SATH

It’s not every day that veterinarians at the Texas A&M Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH) get to sew a pacemaker onto a beating heart roughly the size of a grape. In fact, until March 2021, the procedure had only been done twice at the hospital. But when Hypnos, a 5-year-old ferret, arrived at the SATH […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Make Serendipitous Diagnosis Of Cat’s Rare Autoimmune Condition

Baxter, a 12-year-old seal point Birman cat, tends to draw eyes wherever he goes. “He is such a pretty cat,” said Baxter’s owner Erin Young. “He just prances around, looking beautiful and knowing that he’s so beautiful. He’s a joy for our family and he’s a very special cat, to say the least.” Young and […]

Foal Treated For Leg Fracture At Texas A&M Goes On To Become Distinguished Reining Competitor

Gunnin4Chicks boasts an enviable record in reining competitions, including winning and placing in the sport’s most prestigious events for over a decade. Yet his career performing in this very physically demanding western riding competition was nearly derailed before it ever started. As a 2-month-old foal, the quarter horse colt suffered a devastating injury—a complete, displaced […]


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