Texas A&M VMTH Patient Presents Unprecedented Case In Veterinary Medicine

“Rory’s case was a double whammy for being first-of-a-kind in veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Melissa Andruzzi, the veterinary chief resident at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). First, the 6-year-old boxer was infected by a rare form of Salmonella that has never before seen in […]

Big Choices: How TAMU Innovation Transformed Equine Fracture Treatment

In 1998, discovering a horse in the field with a fractured pastern joint was a grim affair, especially for an owner like Ake Eriksson, who says his horses are more family members than animals. Unfortunately that’s what happened on June 19 of that year, when Eriksson learned that his horse, Choices Unlimited, had a shattered […]

Texas A&M SAH Client Saves Hundreds Of Huskies As Medical Foster

In her seven years of serving as a medical foster, Denise Camp has helped more than 250 huskies return to full health and find their forever homes. As a medical foster, Camp makes medical decisions for the dogs that come into her care and pays for any treatments or procedures they may need, usually out […]

Texas A&M SAH Team Faces Unique Challenges Treating Rescued Otter

Fisher, the North American river otter, made quite a splash when he recently came to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Small Animal Hospital (SAH) for a dental procedure. Though Fisher came in for a simple tooth extraction, his veterinary team discovered a much more serious problem under the surface. […]

Petco Foundation Grant Assists Patients Working To BTHO Cancer

From the moment Flapjack was adopted as a puppy from the Houston Humane Society in 2008, he became an integral part of his new family. “He was super smart from the time we got him,” said Flapjack’s owner Robert Schmidt. “He was very inquisitive and he seemed tuned in with the world, not just in […]

Texas A&M LAH Gives Long-Term Patient Hope Using Stem Cell Therapy

Many veterinarians and staff members at the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital (LAH) recognize Santana Bening. The 24-year-old Quarter Horse has been a patient since 2015 and for several years now has been visiting every five weeks to receive specialty shoes and other treatments for injured tendons in his front feet. Some also know Santana […]

Petco Foundation Grants: Supporting The Fight Against Cancer

The Petco Foundation Pet Cancer Treatment grant at Texas A&M’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) provides financial assistance to pet owners like Cannon Lenfield who have modest means or whose pets have provided a service to others. Like most college students, Cannon Lenfield ‘20 didn’t have a lot of extra funds on hand when his […]

Setting The Pace

Although Dr. Ashley Saunders regularly implants canine pacemakers, she found herself confronted by multiple challenges as she worked through the night to save Birdie’s life. When Birdie arrived at the Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital (SAH) with an extremely low heart rate, Dr. Ashley Saunders knew that immediate action was necessary to save the 7-year-old […]

A K-9’s Courage

Search and recovery dog Remington is now enjoying retirement thanks to the care he received from the Small Animal Hospital’s Oncology Service. It was a training day like any other when Rachael Crivelli noticed that her dog Remington, a search and recovery canine for the Navasota Fire Department, developed a limp after slipping during an […]

Texas A&M LAH Continues To Save Lives During Pandemic

Some of the processes have changed around the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Large Animal Hospital (LAH) because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but animals and their owners are still getting the great care the hospital is known for. According to clinical associate professor of veterinary surgery Dr. Joanne Hardy, the […]

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