Aggie Veterinarians Use Special Implant To Heal Baby Donkey’s Broken Leg

Throughout most of history, horses and other large animals with broken legs were considered a lost cause with no way to come back from such a devastating injury. At the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), however, broken legs have been fixed in a variety of species thanks to a team […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Diagnose, Repair Rare Condition In DVM Student’s Yorkshire Terrier

Danielle and Axel Villa’s relationship began with love at first sight.  Danielle was visiting a park in her hometown of San Antonio that was hosting an expo for dogs. When she came across a litter of 10 Yorkshire Terrier puppies, the runt of the litter caught her eye. She noticed he was alone in a […]

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 […]


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