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Diagnostic Imaging & Cancer Treatment Center: Impact of Global Shortage of Iodinated Contrast—May 20, 2022

Dear referring veterinarians,

Because of a significant global shortage of contrast materials necessary for certain imaging modalities, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s (VMTH) Diagnostic Imaging & Cancer Treatment Center (DICTC) will be unable to perform imaging studies that require iodinated contrast for non-urgent cases in the immediate future, which may continue throughout the summer.

The VMTH’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, ultrasound, and non-contrast CTs will remain available; however, diagnostic testing such as contrast CT studies, myelograms, and excretory urograms are not available during this shortage.

To ensure we can continue to support the most urgent cases, we are asking our referring veterinary community to call prior to referring a case for procedures that may require diagnostic imaging that uses iodinated contrast and to work with our clinicians to schedule cases using another modality (such as ultrasound, MRI, non-contrast CT).

We understand how essential our imaging and diagnostic services are to many of you in our referring veterinary community and the challenges this shortage may present. Please know that this issue is also currently impacting human health care as well and that we will be monitoring and leveraging our current stock of contrast materials to ensure we can continue to support our most urgent cases.

We also are working on alternative contrast solutions and will update you if we are able to obtain alternative contrast agents.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Large Animal Teaching Hospital at 979.845.3541 or the Small Animal Teaching Hospital at 979.845.2351 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4457 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4457
Large Animal Teaching Hospital | 979.845.3541
Small Animal Teaching Hospital | 979.845.2351


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Large Animal Teaching Hospital: New Flooring Project Completed! — May 18, 2022

Dear valued clients and referring veterinarians,

We are pleased to announce that the Texas A&M Large Animal Teaching Hospital Flooring Project has come to an end. We will be transitioning back to our workspace beginning today, May 18, and anticipate being back at full operational capacity early Thursday morning, May 19.

We greatly appreciate your patience as you’ve navigated the challenges that this project may have created. We are excited to once again be available for all of your veterinary care needs and are excited for the opportunity to showcase our new flooring at your next visit with us. 

From May 19-26, we ask that you please continue to call ahead for an appointment or referral and to speak with a Senior Clinician prior to beginning any travel to our hospital. This will help ensure that all services have smoothly and fully transitioned back to normal operations as we begin working on the new surfaces.

As always, we thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4457 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4457
Large Animal Teaching Hospital | 979.845.3541


Large Animal Teaching Hospital: New Flooring Project Beginning Phase II
— April 11, 2022

Dear valued clients and referring veterinarians,

On April 12, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will begin phase II of our Large Animal Teaching Hospital new flooring project. This is the last phase of this project and is anticipated to take four weeks to complete, with a completion date of around May 10.

Phase II of this project will continue to impact all hospital services. During this time, we will continue to provide our expertise in tertiary veterinary care and maintain the integrity of our clinical service and teaching missions; however, there will be a significant impact on our day-to-day operations as we modify our facilities.

We will have a significantly limited surgical caseload. If you have a case
that requires specialty surgery, please contact us well in advance.
Our doctors will work with you and/or your referring veterinarian
to help provide the very best solution for your beloved animal(s).

In addition, ICU will be impacted during this phase, patients will be triaged accordingly, and we will be limited in the number of stalls available for overnight procedures.

Other changes you can anticipate during Phase II include:

  • Food Animal Services will be fully operational.
  • Equine Field Service & Community Practice will have the ability to see some outpatient, wellness, routine rechecks, and preventative care appointments in a limited capacity.
  • Equine Sports Medicine & Imaging will be able to see patients through their service for advanced imaging and lameness evaluations.
  • Equine Theriogenology will still accept mares and stallions for breeding management.
  • Equine Internal Medicine will have the capacity to see some cases but asks that clients please call in advance.
  • Ophthalmology Services will remain closed to new patients.

Throughout the project, we will work to be extra vigilant with communications.

We ask that you contact us well in advance to ensure that
we can accommodate your needs and discuss alternative options.

Please call and speak with a senior faculty member as your needs
arise for referring a patient or before you begin traveling
to our hospital, as capacity will be assessed on a daily basis.

We understand that this project may create inconveniences, but it is vital in maintaining the integrity of our infection prevention program and our American Veterinary Medical Association Teaching Hospital Accreditation. More importantly, the project will ensure that your animal continues to travel safely throughout our hospital.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4457 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4457
Large Animal Teaching Hospital | 979.845.3541


Large Animal Teaching Hospital: New Flooring Project Extension Required for Phase I — March 24, 2022

Dear valued clients and referring veterinarians,

As you know, we in the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital have been working on the installation of new flooring in our Large Animal Teaching Hospital that will allow us to maintain the integrity of our infection prevention program and ensure that your animal continues to travel safely throughout our hospital.

While we originally anticipated that Phase I of the project would be completed by March 28, a delay has required us to extend Phase I through Friday, April 8.

As a result, protocols put in place during Phase I of the project will continue to remain in place. Those include:

  • All equine services will see and treat only urgent and emergent medical or surgical cases;
  • The in-hospital Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Services will be completely closed;
  • The Food Animal Field Service will maintain its normal operating procedures; and
  • The Equine Theriogenology Service will still accept mare and stallions for breeding management but with limited stalls available for overnight procedures. 

We anticipate transitioning to Phase II protocols beginning Monday, April 11, and we will continue to provide additional updates as the project continues.

In the meantime, we ask that you please continue to call and speak with a senior faculty member as your needs arise for referring a patient or before you begin traveling to our hospital, as hospital capacity will have to be assessed on a daily basis.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4457 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4457
Large Animal Teaching Hospital | 979.845.3541


Large Animal Teaching Hospital: New Flooring Project Phase II — March 17, 2022

Dear valued clients and referring veterinarians,

On March 28, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will begin phase II of our Large Animal Teaching Hospital new flooring project. This is the last phase of this project and is anticipated to take three weeks to complete, with a completion date of April 15.

Phase II of this project will continue to impact all hospital services. During this time, we will continue to provide our expertise in tertiary veterinary care and maintain the integrity of our clinical service and teaching missions; however, there will be a significant impact on our day-to-day operations as we modify our facilities.

We will have a significantly limited surgical caseload. If you have a case
that requires specialty surgery, please contact us well in advance.
Our doctors will work with you and/or your referring veterinarian
to help provide the very best solution for your beloved animal(s).

In addition, ICU will be impacted during this phase, patients will be triaged accordingly, and we will be limited in the number of stalls available for overnight procedures.

Other changes you can anticipate during Phase II include:

  • Food Animal Services will be fully operational.
  • Equine Field Service & Community Practice will have the ability to see some outpatient, wellness, routine rechecks, and preventative care appointments in a limited capacity.
  • Equine Sports Medicine & Imaging will be able to see patients through their service for advanced imaging and lameness evaluations.
  • Equine Theriogenology will still accept mares and stallions for breeding management.
  • Equine Internal Medicine will have the capacity to see some cases but asks that clients please call in advance.
  • Ophthalmology Services will remain closed to new patients.

Throughout the project, we will work to be extra vigilant with communications.

We ask that you contact us well in advance to ensure that
we can accommodate your needs and discuss alternative options.

Please call and speak with a senior faculty member as your needs
arise for referring a patient or before you begin traveling
to our hospital, as capacity will be assessed on a daily basis.

We understand that this project may create inconveniences, but it is vital in maintaining the integrity of our infection prevention program and our American Veterinary Medical Association Teaching Hospital Accreditation. More importantly, the project will ensure that your animal continues to travel safely throughout our hospital.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4457 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4457
Large Animal Teaching Hospital | 979.845.3541


Large Animal Teaching Hospital: New Flooring Project Phase I — Feb. 24, 2022

Dear valued clients and referring veterinarians,

On March 7, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will begin our long-awaited and much-needed Large Animal Teaching Hospital new flooring project. This four- to six-week project will impact all hospital services and, as such, will have a significant impact on our day-to-day operations as we modify our facilities. We anticipate the project will be completed by April 15. During this time, we will continue to provide our expertise in tertiary veterinary care and maintain the integrity of our clinical service and teaching missions; however, we wanted to share changes that you can anticipate while we complete this project:

  • All equine services will see and treat only urgent and emergent medical or surgical cases; we will not be able to provide many of our outpatient, wellness, routine, and preventative appointments.
  • The in-hospital Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Services will be completely closed during the first phase of the new flooring project, as we will not have the capability to treat, house, or care for in-hospital patients. We anticipate that phase will last 3 weeks, or from March 7-28.
  • The Food Animal Field Service will maintain its normal operating procedures.
  • The Equine Theriogenology Service will still accept mare and stallions for breeding management. Because we will be limited in the number of stalls available for overnight procedures, we request that you contact us in advance to assure that we can accommodate your request and to discuss alternative options.

Throughout the project, we will work to be extra vigilant with communications. We ask that you please call and speak with a senior faculty member as your needs arise for referring a patient or before you begin traveling to our hospital, as hospital capacity will have to be assessed on a daily basis.

We understand that this project may create inconveniences for you, but it is vital in maintaining the integrity of our infection prevention program and our American Veterinary Medical Association Teaching Hospital Accreditation. More importantly, the project will ensure that your animal continues to travel safely throughout our hospital.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4457 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4457
Large Animal Teaching Hospital | 979.845.3541