News & Updates

The Benefits of a Balanced Microbiome

The term “gut microbiome” is often used to refer to all the organisms—including bacteria, viruses, and fungi—that live in an animal’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract. For people and pets, these organisms have a large impact on the health of both the GI tract and the entire body. Dr. Audrey Cook, an associate professor at the Texas […]

Stop the Spread of Vesicular Stomatitis

Outbreaks of vesicular stomatitis (VS) occur in Texas every several years, but until this June, there were no reported cases since 2014. Because horses near Austin were recently diagnosed with this disease, horse and livestock owners in nearby areas should take precautions to keep their animals safe. To read more Click Here

How to ‘Chews’ the Best Dog Chew Toys

Pet stores often carry an overwhelming number of dog chew options, from rawhides and antlers to rubber toys and ropes. With so many choices, how do you know which is the best for your dog? To read more Click Here

From the Horse’s Mouth

As a young girl in Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Michelle Coleman was always fascinated with the beauty and grace of the horse. Her longtime desire to one day enter the medical profession was reinforced by an infatuation with the science behind equine medicine, which would spark a lifetime of intrigue and years of research in […]

A Brighter Future for Sadie

Wearing her Doggles sunglasses, Sadie projects a jet pilot’s intensity as she plays outdoors at her Brenham home. More importantly, the eyewear is a critical part of a treatment plan prescribed by Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to protect the German Shepherd’s eyesight from further damage caused by pannus. To read more Click Here

Emergency Preparedness: How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Hurricane Season

Pets are a part of the family, so when extreme weather hits, it’s just as important to include your pet in your emergency plans. With hurricane season in full effect, it is important that you, as a pet owner, are fully equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skill set to help prepare your pet for […]

Keep Pets Cool in the Summer Heat

Summer brings with it an expectation of sweltering temperatures, sometimes to the point of danger. As temperatures climb, remember that if you are hot, your pet is probably feeling even hotter. Dogs and cats generate more heat than people and usually also have a thick layer of fur to trap that heat inside. To read […]

Tips for Safe Travel with Pets

Summer is the season for fun vacations with the whole family, often including pets. Before hitting the road, Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has some helpful tips for keeping pets safe and calm during road trips, plane rides, and any other type of trip […]

Texas A&M Professors Perform First Humerus Repair On Polar Bear

As veterinary surgeons in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Large Animal Hospital, a lot rests in the hands of Drs. Jeffrey Watkins and Kati Glass. Sometimes their work can be a matter of life and death; other times, an animal’s quality of life may be at stake. To read […]

Urban Cowboy

Farrier Jason Maki has been the recipient of many on-the-job horse kicks, but a recent encounter stands out as more memorable than the rest—because it may have saved his life. To read more Click Here