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Small Animal Internal Medicine

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
Internal Medicine

Our Internal Medicine Service cares for patients affected by conditions of the major body systems including the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and pancreas, lungs and upper airways, endocrine glands, immune system, and those affected by infectious diseases. We have access to the most state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that enable us to diagnose and treat many advanced diseases and uncommon problems. Our faculty is especially focused on educating and training future internal medicine specialists and working with our fellow veterinarians to help provide the best quality of life for a pet.

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Our Team

 

Audrey Cook

Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS DACVIM, DECVIM, DABVP (Feline Practice)

Associate Professor

Dr. Audrey Cook obtained her veterinary degree at the University of Edinburgh. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University before starting her residency in small animal internal medicine at University of California at Davis. She is board certified through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her professional interests include endocrinology and gastroenterology.

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Jörg M. Steiner

Jörg M. Steiner, med. vet., Dr. med. vet., PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM

Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine/ Director of the Gastrointestinal Laboratory

Dr. Steiner received his veterinary degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in small animal internal medicine at Purdue University. He received his PhD from Texas A&M University for his work on canine digestive lipases and their use for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. He is board certified through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. His special interests include small animal gastroenterology.

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Michael D. Willard

Michael D. Willard, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Professor

Dr. Mike Willard received his DVM from Texas A&M. He completed an internship at Kansas State and a residency at Michigan State. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has consulted at a private referral practice in San Antonio on specialty cases.

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Debra Zoran

Debra Zoran, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM

Professor

Dr. Debra Zoran received her DVM Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Iowa State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her special interests include small animal gastroenterology, nutrition, and feline medicine.

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Johanna Heseltine

Johanna Heseltine, DVM, DACVIM

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Johanna Heseltine received her DVM from the University of Saskatchewan. She completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Prince Edward Island and a small animal internal medicine residency at Virginia Tech. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Jonathan Lidbury

Jonathan Lidbury, DVM, DACVIM, DECVIM, MRCVS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jonathan Lidbury received his veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow.  He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the California Animal Hospital before completing a residency at Texas A&M University. Dr. Lidbury is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  His clinical interests include all areas of small animal gastroenterology.

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Kate Creevy

Kate Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Associate Professor

Dr. Kate Creevy received her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and her DVM from the University of Tennessee. She completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Minnesota and completed both her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, as well as her Master’s degree in Infectious Disease at the University of Georgia. Dr. Creevy’s special interests include researching the genetic and environmental determinants of healthy aging in companion dogs.

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Melanie Landry

Melanie Landry, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Brigitte McAtee

Brigitte McAtee, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. McAtee received her B.S. In Biology from Loyola University and later completed her D.V.M. at Auburn University. She completed an internship at Louisiana State University before beginning her residency at Texas A&M.

Joseph Cyrus

Joseph Cyrus, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Joseph Cyrus received his veterinary degree followed by a Master of Veterinary Science from the Kerala Agricultural University. After a year in practice, he started his Ph.D. program at the Gastrointestinal Laboratory. He completed a specialty small animal internal medicine internship at Texas A&M University before starting his residency. His research interests include non-invasive diagnostic markers for assessment of intestinal diseases, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Jean Laird

Jean Laird

Veterinary Technician

Jean Laird serves as the head technician of both Endoscopy and Internal Medicine. She has extensive experience in emergency clinics, practice management, surgery practices, alternative medicine, cardiovascular research, as a head technician in private practices and as a cruelty investigator for the Houston SPCA. She is currently completing her LVT license and will then pursue a specialty certification in Internal Medicine.

Michelle Hervey

Michelle Hervey

Veterinary Technician A.A.S, LVT

Michelle Hervey graduated from the Blinn College Veterinary Technology Program with an Associate of Applied Science. She is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University in Veterinary Technology. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she plans on working towards receiving a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

Paula Plummer

Paula Plummer

Veterinary Technician LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Paula Plummer graduated from Murray State College and is a registered veterinary technician with a specialty in emergency and critical care. She received her second VTS in small animal internal medicine. Paula's professional interests include instructing technicians in online programs as well as being a guest lecturer and lab instructor at local, regional and national continuing education symposiums.

Mary Taylor Erskin

Mary Taylor Erskin

Veterinary Technician A.A.S, LVT

Mary graduated with honors from the Bel-Rea Veterinary Technician Institution. While attending school, Mary worked at Seven Hill Emergency Clinic as a technician's assistant. She then received her LVT and transferred to the Small Animal Internal Medicine Service, where her passion for Internal Medicine truly was discovered. Mary plans to advance more in her profession, by applying for her Specialty in Feline Clinical Practices and/or Internal Medicine Specialty.