Information For Clients - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Information For Clients - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Information For Clients

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

Educating Pet Owners

  • Ignorance is the greatest cause of disease in exotic pets.
  • History, husbandry and nutrition are critical to care of exotic pets.
  • Poor husbandry and nutrition are the primary cause of disease.
  • Much of our exam time is spent in educating clients about the husbandry and nutritional needs of their exotic pet.

Patient Care

Zoo Med Vet tech, Michelle with DVM student
  • Appointments are seen Monday through Friday
    • Routine care for local exotic pets
    • Referral medicine and surgery services
    • To make an appointment, please see the VMTH contact page.
  • 24-hour emergency coverage, 7 days a week is provided to all avian, reptile and small exotic mammal clients (rabbits, rodents, ferrets).
  • Large cats ( lions, tigers, servals) , new world primates and other zoological pets (wallabies, kangaroos, etc) may or may not be seen depending on the clinician on duty.


Baby wild rabbit

General wildlife will be taken in between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week. If you find wildlife that you feel needs to be brought in after hours, please contact one of the wildlife rehabilitators. Otherwise, place the animal or bird in a box with a towel and keep it in a warm dark environment until morning. It can then be dropped off at the Small Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital the next day between 8 am and 10 pm.

NOTE: Healthy wild baby animals (including baby birds) are not seen. Please contact one of our wildlife rehabilitators.

Services Available for Our Clients

Dr. Heatley auscultating a tiger cub
  • Yearly well-pet exams
    • Vaccines
    • Heartworm preventative
    • Behavior consultations
  • Complete workups for sick pets
  • Diagnostics
    • Comprehensive bloodwork
    • Radiographs
    • Rigid endoscopy
    • CT scans
    • Flexible endoscopy
  • Surgery and anesthesia


  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Critical Care
  • Aviary
  • Avian Behavioral
    • Screaming
    • Biting
    • Feather picking

Common reasons for referral include:

  • Dental problems in rodents and rabbits
  • Odontomas in Prairie Dogs
  • Adrenal Disease in ferrets
  • Behavioral problems in birds