Small Animal General Surgery - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Small Animal General Surgery - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Small Animal General Surgery

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
General Surgery

Our Service

Our General Surgery Service provides patients and their owners access to routine surgical care including spays, neuters, and other common surgical procedures.  For many students and families in the Bryan/College Station community, our General Surgery Service and Primary Care Service  together serve as their "regular veterinarian" while away from home.  As a core service of the VMTH, our focus is to provide the best and most well-rounded care for your pet combined with a practical development experience for our dedicated fourth year students.

To schedule an appointment, please call (979) 845-2351.

Our Team

Our clinical faculty that lead the General Surgery Service are individuals dedicated to the total well-being and care of a pet throughout its lifetime. They are great people, great clinicians, and great educators that work side by side with our  fourth year veterinary students developing their professional skill sets. Their passion for animals and educating allows them to both provide total care for pets all while helping to train the next generation of veterinarians.

Mark J Stickney

Mark J. Stickney

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Stickney completed his B.S. in Wildlife/Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in 1993, his B.S. in Veterinary Science at Texas A&M University in 1994, and later his D.V.M. also at Texas A&M University in 1997.  He completed his internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery at Mississippi State University in 1998, and his Residency ABVP, Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery at Mississippi State in 2002.  His scholarly interests include elective surgery, pain management, mammary cancer, electrosurgery and laparoscopic surgery.

Chelsea Michalak

Chelsea Michalak

Veterinary Technician

Melanie Bolling

Melanie Bolling

Lecturer in General Surgery

A native Houstonian, Dr. Bolling received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 2001, and her DVM from Texas A&M in 2005.  Following graduation, she practiced as an associate and relief veterinarian in Richmond, Virginia before returning to College Station in 2011.  Dr. Bolling teaches in the third year Junior Surgery course and is a senior clinician on the General Surgery service.  Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, pain management, and promoting the human-animal bond.  Dr. Bolling has a special affinity for red tabby cats, and enjoys Duke basketball and chasing after her children in her spare time.