Equine Internal Medicine - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Equine Internal Medicine - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Equine Internal Medicine

For large animal appointments call (979) 845-3541 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
Equine Internal Medicine

Our Service

Our Equine Internal Medicine Service cares for horses affected by a wide range of conditions, from sudden-onset critical illness to chronic conditions, as well as diseases affecting many of the body's systems including weight loss, fever, respiratory disease, acute and chronic colic, diarrhea, neurologic symptoms, and many others. With our readily available Clinical Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology laboartoires located on-site, we can provide the most accurate and efficient diagnostic testing available.

We are also able to perform endoscopy of the airways, gastro-intestinal, and urinary tracts and have access to one of the very best radiographic and diagnostic ultrasound services in the country. The size of our clinical faculty allows us a unique opportunity to collaborate with other clinical services, such as Radiography, Dermatology, Neurology, and Cardiology, providing every patient a tremendous resource of specialists-all under one roof.

Although our service commonly consults with veterinarians and many of our cases are referred, no referral is needed for an appointment. To schedule an appointment with our service, please call 979-845-3541.

Our Team

Our clinical faculty includes specialists that are leaders in the field of equine internal medicine. We understand the complex systems of a horse's body and have access to state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic tools.   Our entire team of clinicians, residents and interns, fourth year veterinary students, and support staff are dedicated individuals that appreciate a total approach to the health and well-being of horses.

Keith Chaffin

Keith Chaffin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)

Professor

Dr. Keith Chaffin received his DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine. His special interests includes equine internal medicine, pediatrics, respiratory disease, ultrasonography, rhodococcus equi foal pneumonia, equine infectious disease, equine gastrointestinal disease, equine urogenital disease, and equine neurologic disease.

Noah Cohen

Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Professor

Dr. Noah Cohen received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine in large animal internal medicine. His special interests include equine infectious diseases, equine genetic epidemiology, and equine neonatal immunology.

David Schmitz

David Schmitz, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)

Associate Professor

Dr. David Schmitz received his DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine. His special interests include equine internal medicine and diagnostic ultrasound.

Cristobal Navas de Solis

Cristobal Navas de Solis, MS, PhD, LV, DACVIM

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Cristobal Navas de Solis received his L.V in Veterinary Medicine from Cardenal Herrera-CEU University in 2001, his M.S. in Veterinary Clinical Medicine from the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, and his PhD in Animal Medicine and Health from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in 2013.  He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine.  His scholarly interest include equine cardiology and equine ultrasound.
Michelle Coleman

Michelle Coleman, DVM, DACVIM

Lecturer

Dr. Michelle Coleman received her B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Rochester in 2003 and her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2007.  She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine.  She is currently working toward a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and her scholarly interests include equine infectious and endocrine diseases.

Aja Harvey

Aja Harvey, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Harvey received her B.S. from Howard University in 2009 and her D.V.M. from Tuskegee University in 2014 before beginning her residency at Texas A&M.  Her scholarly interests include equine neurology, lameness/sport horse rehabilitation, and equine dentistry.
Tasha Likavec

Tasha Likavec, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Likavec completed her B.S. at Michigan State University in 2010 and her D.V.M. at Michigan State University in 2014 before beginning her residency at Texas A&M University.  Her shcolarly interests include equine metabolic desease, neonatology, and laminitis.
Rodolfo Madrigal

Rodolfo Madrigal, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Mdrigal complted both his B.S. and D.V.M. at Texas A&M University in 2008 and 2013 respectively.