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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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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. In addition, she is one of the few internists with additional certification in Feline Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Her professional interests include endocrinology, gastroenterology and interventional radiology/endoscopy.

Dr. Cook is currently Co-Chief of the Medicine Section at Texas A&M.

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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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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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Madeline Fujishiro

Madeline Fujishiro

Internal Medicine Resident

Dr. Madeline Fujishiro received her DVM from Colorado State University. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia before starting her residency at Texas A&M University. Her interests include small animal endocrinology and gastroenterology.

Chee Hoon Chang

Chee Hoon Chang

Internal Medicine Resident

Dr. Chee-Hoon Chang received her veterinary degree from the Chonnam National University in South Korea. She completed her small animal rotating internship and specialty internship on small animal emergency and critical care in Washington State University. She is currently on her combined program with PhD in the GI laboratory and residency in small animal internal medicine at the Texas A&M University. Her special interests include small animal gastroenterology.

Millie Grimes

Millie Grimes

Internal Medicine Resident

Dr. Millie Grimes received her veterinary degree from UC Davis. She completed a rotating internship and specialty internship at Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Los Angeles before starting her residency. Special interests include gastroenterology and interventional radiology.
Elena Pavlova

Elena Pavlova

Internal Medicine Resident

Dr. Pavlova received her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University. She then completed a rotating internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Atlanta, Georgia before starting her residency at Texas A&M University. Her special interests include endocrinology and hepatobiliary disease.

Amber Graham

Amber Graham

Internal Medicine Resident

Dr. Amber Graham received her DVM from the University of Missouri. She then completed a medicine focused small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State before starting her residency at Texas A&M University. Her interests include small animal respiratory disease, gastroenterology and hepatobiliary disease.

Michelle Hervey

Michelle Hervey

Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician B.S., LVT

Michelle Hervey graduated from the Blinn College Veterinary Technology Program, with an Associate of Applied Science in 2014 and Tarleton State University Veterinary Technology Program, with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2017. Michelle’s past experience includes working for TAMU Large Animal Equine Lameness, Large Animal ICU, Food Animal Field Service, and Dime Box Animal Clinic (mixed animal private practice). She enjoys teaching and working with the 4th year veterinary students to help them become the best veterinarians they can be. Michelle is also working on obtaining her veterinary technician specialty in Small Animal Internal Medicine. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and four legged children.

Mary Taylor Erskin

Mary Taylor Erskin

Internal Medicine 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 in 2014 and transferred to the Small Animal Internal Medicine Service, where her passion for Internal Medicine truly was discovered. Mary enjoys teaching 4th year vet students how to become better patient advocates and help advance in their technical skills. Marys goals are to advance more in her professional field, by applying for her VTS in Feline Clinical Practices and/or Internal Medicine Specaialty.

Samantha Gorski

Samantha Gorski

Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician, A.A.S, CVT

Samantha Gorski attended and graduated from Blinn College Veterinary Technology Program with an Associate of Applied Science. After graduation, she moved back home to Chicago, Illinois where she worked at a general animal hospital for the last 4 years. Samantha now has moved again to join the Internal Medicine team here at TAMU and advance further in her career. She plans on gaining her Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology, as well as working on her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Internal Medicine.


Kaitlyn Phillips

Kaitlyn Phillips

Internal Medicine Technician

Kaitlyn has been working as a Technician for several years in many different settings including anesthesia, general practice small and large animal, as well as small animal ICU. She is currently working on completing the San Juan Veterinary Technology program to obtain her Veterinary Technician License. Once she obtains her Veterinary Technician License, Kaitlyn would like to work towards receiving a Veterinary Technician Specialty in internal medicine and/or Emergency and Critical Care. Optimal patient care drives Kaitlyn to pursue knowledge and hone her skills as a Technician.

Meredith Wells

Meredith Wells

Internal Medicine Liason/Client Communication

Meredith Wells graduated from Bard College and later moved to Brooklyn, NY to work on urban gardens and chicken farmers, supervise kitchen operations at one of New York City's oldest vegan restaurants, and continue her studies at Rutgers University. After New York, she spent two years working on an organic farm in Maryland growing fruits and vegetables to bring to farmer's markets in and around Washington, DC. In 2015 she relocated to Bryan/College Station with her two beautiful tortie cats, Annie and Gaga; she has been with the the Internal Medicine Service at TAMU Small Animal Hospital since 2017.