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PET TALK: GOT MILK? THE INS AND OUTS OF DAIRY GOAT OWNERSHIP

For the more adventurous pet owner, there are many advantages to owning goats, including companionship, land management by grazing, and milk production. While companionship and grazing come naturally to these critters, potential owners interested in collecting dairy from their goats need to take into consideration additional factors to encourage lactation and ensure that their goat’s […]

CANCER FUNDING IMPROVES PETS’ ACCESS TO CARE

Pets battling cancer in the Lone Star State will have improved access to veterinary treatment and care, thanks to a new round of funding. The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) oncology service has been awarded a second grant of $75,000 from the Petco Foundation to financially assist owners with their pets’ cancer treatments. […]

GINGIVITIS IN DOGS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CANINE GINGIVITIS

In addition to causing a dog’s bad breath, poor oral health can contribute to damage to the a dog’s teeth and gums as well as periodontal disease, which can negatively impact the kidney, liver and heart muscle. To read more Click Here

ECKMAN APPOINTED ASSOCIATE DEAN OF TEXAS A&M VMTH OPERATIONS

Dr. Stacy Eckman, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS), has been appointed associate dean of hospital operations for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). In this position, Eckman will work closely with VMTH faculty and staff to deliver state-of-the-art healthcare […]

RALLYING FOR RAMSIE: VMTH ONCOLOGY SERVICE SAVES LIFE OF TEAM MEMBER’S DOG

Paula Plummer knows firsthand what having a pet with cancer looks like. For the last 14 years, Plummer has been a licensed veterinary technician in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), and for three of those years, she has been a dedicated member of the Surgical Oncology […]

TEXAS A&M VMTH PATIENT PRESENTS UNPRECEDENTED CASE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

“Rory’s case was a double whammy for being first-of-a-kind in veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Melissa Andruzzi, the veterinary chief resident at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). First, the 6-year-old boxer was infected by a rare form of Salmonella that has never before seen in a dog, […]

PET TALK: KEEP YOUR CAT SAFE FROM RODENT-CARRIED DISEASE

The image of a cat hunting mice is as classic as their love of milk and yarn or their dislike of water and dogs. While we may be familiar with this archetype, in practice, the hunting of rodents can expose our feline friends to harmful diseases and parasites that can even pose risks to their […]

PET TALK COLUMN FROM TEXAS A&M: NORMAL SHEDDING VS. FELINE ALOPECIA

As any cat owner who has tried to wear a black shirt knows, shedding is a normal aspect of cat ownership. However, there are times when the hair just keeps coming and an owner may become concerned that their pet’s hair loss is abnormal and indicative of a larger issue. Dr. Alison Diesel, a clinical […]

LIFE FLIGHT LAUNCHES EMERGENCY HELICOPTER SERVICE FOR INJURED POLICE DOGS

A police dog can help solve crimes — tracking suspects, illegal substances or even weapons. They chase down criminals, search for missing persons and protect police officers. When police dogs spring into action, they are treated with the same respect as two-legged officers. “We refer to them as our partners,” said Kristin Uhlin, lead K-9 […]

AVOIDING INTER-PET AGGRESSION DURING QUARANTINE

With much of the nation under stay-at-home orders, cabin fever is at an all-time high. Cohabitating with our loved ones and furry friends provides many benefits, but being in close quarters for extended periods of time can be difficult—for humans and their animals. Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College […]