Our Soft Tissue Surgery (STS) Service treats a myriad of
surgical diseases of the major body systems. Led by clinical
surgery faculty, and supported by residents in surgical
training, rotating interns, dedicated fourth year students, and
veterinary technicians, the Soft Tissue Surgery Service strives to
give veterinary patients state-of-the-art care working closely with
many of the other departments at the Hospital. We perform many
surgeries in conjunction with the faculty in the Oncology and
Internal Medicine, working together to provide the finest care for
Minimally invasive surgery in particular is becoming an
important part of soft tissue surgery, allowing us to perform many
of our abdominal and thoracic surgeries through small incisions,
just like in human surgery. Our team is always available for
consultations for our referring veterinarians and is committed to
providing your pet with the best quality of life.
You will need a referral from your veterinarian in order to
schedule a consultation with a member of our team. Please call
(979) 845-2351 to make an appointment.
Our clinical faculty members are leaders in the field of
veterinary surgery, and are committed to excellence in clinical
service, client service, and scientific research. In addition to
caring for patients, they provide clinical and classroom
instruction to veterinary students, interns, and residents
preparing for careers in private practice or at other academic
institutions. In addition, our faculty members contribute to
improving the practice of surgery through consultations and
continuing education seminars for practicing veterinarians and the
authorship of scientific manuscripts and surgical texts.
Jacqueline R. Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR CVA, CVSMT, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP
Dr. Jacqueline Davidson received her DVM from the University of
Minnesota. She completed a small animal internship at Rowley
Memorial Animal Hospital, before completing her residency and a
Master's degree in veterinary surgery at Purdue University. Dr.
Davidson is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Surgeons. She received certification from the International
Veterinary Acupuncture Society and completed a certification
program in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation at The Healing Oasis. Dr.
Davidson is certified in canine rehabilitation by the University of
Tennessee/Northeast Seminars as well as equine rehabilitation. Dr.
Davidson has received certification in canine rehabilitation by the
Canine Rehabilitation Institute and has completed a credentialing
course that enables her to perform stem cell therapy using
Vet-Stem. She completed the Equine Rehabilitation Therapist Program
at the Animal Rehab Institute and the Medical Acupuncture for
Veterinarians program, sponsored by Colorado State University and
the CVMA. Dr. Davidson also completed the requirements by the
International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management to become a
Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. Dr. Davidson achieved
Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports
Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her special interests include physical
rehabilitation, pain management, soft tissue surgery, and
Lisa Howe, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Dr. Lisa Howe received her DVM from Texas A&M University.
She completed her residency in small animal surgery at Texas
A&M University and became a Diplomate of the American College
of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Howe also has a PhD in veterinary
physiology and pharmacology that she obtained from Texas A&M
University. Her special interests include upper respiratory
disease, soft tissue surgery, and prepubertal gonadectomy.
Laura E. Peycke, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Laura Peycke received her DVM and MS from Louisiana State
University, where she also completed a small animal surgery
residency. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Her special interests include soft tissue surgery and
Kelley Thieman Mankin, DVM, DACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Kelley Thieman Mankin received her DVM from the University
of Missouri. She completed an internship in small animal medicine
and surgery at the University of Tennessee and a residency in small
animal surgery at the University of Florida.
Kayla Corriveau, DVM
Veterinary Resident Instructor
Dr. Kayla Corriveau completed her DVM at Western
University. Prior to beginning her residency at Texas A&M
University, she completed two years of private practice internship
followed by a surgery specialty internship at the University of
Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive
soft tissue surgery, joint replacement, and emergency
Brittany Dan, DVM
Veterinary Resident Instructor
Dr. Brittany Dan received her DVM from The Ohio State University.
She completed a rotating internship at the University of Florida.
Her special interests include surgical oncology, and fracture
Melissa MacIver, DVM
Veterinary Resident Instructor
Dr. Melissa MacIver completed her DVM at the Ontario Veterinary
College. She then completed a rotating internship at a private
practice north of Toronto followed by a surgical internship at the
University of Florida. She is currently completing her surgical
residency at Texas A&M with a concurrent MS degree with a focus
in stem cell therapy.
Dana Whitaker, LVT
Ms. Whitaker graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal
Technology with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary
Technology. She is a member of the Texas A&M Veterinary
Emergency Team and a member of the Veterinary Wound Management
Society. Her interests are veterinary disaster response and
preparedness, working with urban search and rescue dogs, surgical
assistance, and wound management and bandaging. Dana has lectured
other veterinary technicians on wound care, bandaging, and disaster
preparedness and response.
Mallory graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor
of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. She has worked
as veterinary technician in Anesthesia before transferring to soft
tissue. Her interests include wound care, pain management, and
instructing 4th year veterinary students.