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Food Animal Medicine & Surgery

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
Food Animal Medicine & Surgery

Our Service

Our Food Animal Service includes 3 primary service sections: Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Food Animal Field Services, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Veterinary Services. This integrated service, the largest in the state of Texas, is supported by 10 clinical faculty, 2 full-time veterinary technicians, 9 house officers including 1 food animal medicine resident and dedicated fourth year veterinary students.

We support producers and patients both through our state of the art in-house facility and through our Ambulatory Service. In addition to our clinical responsibilities where we provide patient care to our primary and referral patients, our clinicians are also active in other aspects of food animal medicine providing consultation services for producers and veterinarians throughout the state addressing livestock nutrition and disease outbreaks. Our team operates in one of the finest hospital facilities of its kind; clinical faculty, house officers, and students have all of the equipment and space necessary to take the best care of your livestock including processing chutes, tilt chutes, and tables for lameness work-ups, and surgery facilities for all livestock species.

To schedule an appointment or talk to one of our team, please call 979-845-3541.

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Our Team

Our clinical faculty are recognized nationally for their expertise in their respective fields and routinely participate in continuing education and scientific programs throughout the state of Texas, across the US, and around the world. They are active in the clinical training of our veterianry students and lead many clinical research programs dedicated to infectious disease, environmental health, epidemiology, livestock production, and patient-centered research efforts.

Allen Roussel

Allen Roussel, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)

Professor & Department Head

Dr. Allen Roussel received his DVM from Louisiana State University in 1977. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Large Animal Specialty, and a Diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management. His special clinical interests include gastrointestinal disease, particularly paratuberculosis, clinical laboratory diagnostic testing and interpretation, and fluid and electrolyte balance in large animals.

Dan Posey

Dan Posey, DVM, DABVP

Director of Special Programs & Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Dan Posey received his DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in beef cattle. Dr. Posey is part of our Texas Department of Criminal Justice Veterinary Service. His special interests include beef cattle production medicine, issues associated with sustainable agriculture, instruction and teaching of non-technical competencies, and outcome assessment in teaching.

Kevin Washburn

Kevin Washburn, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), DABVP

Associate Professor

Dr. Kevin Washburn received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1993. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in food animal. His special interests include investigating disposition of extra-label antimicrobials in small ruminants, pharmacokinetics of respiratory antimicrobials, comparison of treatment modalities for small ruminant caseous lymphadenitis, and investigating infection of swine with mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in attempts to create an animal model for human inflammatory bowel disease.

Phillippa Sprake

Phillippa Gibbons, B. Vet. Med, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Phillippa Gibbons received her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London in 2008. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine. Her special interests include large animal medicine, food animal emphasis, and small animal ruminants.  In her spare time, Dr. Gibbons enjoys riding her horse, participating in triathlons, and visiting National Parks.  Though she often misses her hometown in rural England, she does not miss the frequent rain!  She has two Springer Spaniels, two paint ponies, Boer goats, and one cat.

C.W. Haynes

C.W. Haynes

Verterinary Technician

Jordan Baker

Veterinary Technician