About the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) of Texas A&M's College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences was established
in 1915 when the Texas Legislature approved the creation of a
public school of veterinary medicine and provided funds for the
building of a veterinary teaching hospital. Today, the VMTH
generates approximately $15 million annually from clinical services
provided to the public. In recent years, the Hospital has
served animals referred from approximately 3,100 veterinarians in
163 of Texas' 254 counties and 37 of the 50 United States.
The VMTH has a growing caseload of more than 24,000 cases per
year. With a multidisciplinary faculty of over 180
veterinarians, and a support staff of over 300 caring people in a
variety of disciplines, the Hospital is able to offer the most
comprehensive range of specialized veterinary services for all
species. The VMTH is the only veterinary teaching hospital in
the state of Texas.
What is a teaching hospital?
A teaching hospital is where education and expert care come
together. As a dedicated patient advocate, our fourth year
veterinary students are integrated into the patient care team along
with our clinical faculty, residents, interns, and nursing staff.
These veterinary students have already completed 3 rigorous years
of medical education and are completing the final clinical
requirements before graduation. Every patient that comes
through the VMTH is accompanied by dedicated fourth year student
from their admission until the day they go home.
What is a Diplomate or board-certified specialist?
Many of our faculty are board certified in their area of
veterinary medicine. They are considered a Diplomate of the
specialty college of their particular discipline, such as internal
medicine. A specialist undergoes demanding and extensive training
consisting of 1 year of internship and 2 to 3 years of residency in
their chosen specialty, all after completing 4 rigorous years of
education to obtain their veterinary degree. Once they have
successfully completed their internship and residency, they must
submit and publish original research and complete additional
examinations. Upon successfully completing all requirements for
their discipline, the specialist receives the highly distinguished
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