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

Information For Clients

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
Zoological Links:

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.

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