News & Updates


Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that compromises the joint health and mobility of many animals. While osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder for people in the United States, the condition is also prevalent in horses. Dr. Jeffrey Watkins, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, provides insight into […]

Texas A&M VET Deploys To Rio Grande Valley To Offer Shelter, Medical Assistance

More than 270 animals seized in South Texas will be cared for by the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), which was activated Wednesday night through a request by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). Animal responders from the Texas A&M University System—including 12 VET members, six fourth-year students on the Community Connections clinical […]

Texas A&M VET, AgriLife Deploy To Chambers County For Imelda Flooding

Members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) hadn’t even put their feet back on the ground in College Station before receiving a second deployment request for assistance related to the catastrophic flooding resulting from Tropical Depression Imelda. Twenty-one VET members will be joined by three agents from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]


Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been elected as vice chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. To read more Click Here

Saving Sybil

When Sybil the camel arrived at the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital with a serious hip injury, very few believed that a successful surgery would be possible. Luckily, thanks to the faith of her owners and skill of her surgical team, Sybil has become one of the first camels to fully recover from a dislocated […]

Ranger’s Road to Recovery

Ranger has seen a lot of change in his short life. The 2-year-old male German Shepherd was a “hand-me-down” dog passed among Texas A&M University students who cycled through a rental property. When the final Aggie could not take Ranger with him after graduation, the all-call went out in April to find Ranger a forever […]

Avoiding Heartworms & Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Fleas and ticks are not the only parasites that can cause problems for our dogs, cats, and other pets. Mosquitos are the number one vector of diseases and pathogens worldwide, but preventative medicine can make a big impact in reducing infection. With summer swiftly approaching, and with it, an increase in mosquitos, Dr. Guilherme Verocai, […]

What to Know About Swine Fever

Over the past couple of months, stories of African Swine Fever (ASF) spreading through Asia have frequented U.S. and international news. While ASF is not currently present in the U.S., there are still precautions pig owners can take in case this disease does spread to America. To offer clarification on this topic, Dr. Brandon Dominguez, […]

Combating Pet Cancer

Cancer is a scary subject, especially when a loved one has been diagnosed. Because the first reactions and decisions can make a huge impact on treatment options and outcomes, it is important to be prepared and know what questions to ask first. Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, an assistant professor of surgical oncology at the Texas A&M […]

Detecting the Subtle Signs of Pain

The first step in caring for a sick or injured animal is being able to recognize the signs of pain that indicate something is wrong. Acute pain tends to be easier to identify, but chronic pain can have a variety of less-noticeable symptoms. To help pet owners recognize these symptoms, Dr. Daniel Eckman, a veterinarian […]