FAQ - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas FAQ - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

FAQ

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day

How do I schedule an appointment?

The Oncology service is a referral-only service. Once your primary veterinarian refers you to us, we will call you to schedule your appointment. Owners may also call to schedule an appointment once they know their primary veterinarian has sent their referral. This policy ensures that the patient is referred to the most appropriate service within the hospital.

 

What should I expect the day of the appointment?

You and your pet will be taken into an exam room where a thorough history will be taken, and your pet's physical will be performed by a 4th year veterinary student assigned to your case. The student will then leave you and your pet in the exam room while they go over the information you provided with the clincian. They will both return to the room to go over treatment options with you, and answer any questions you have.

Many diagnostics and treatment can be done the same day. However, it could take an entire business day to have initial testing and treatment completed. We recommend bringing a book or some form of entertainment. You may also leave the building while we are running tests and treating your pet.

 

What treatment options are available?

We are an integrated oncology service, which means we have several different treatment options for cancer available in one location. These options depend on the type of cancer and its location. Various combinations of therapies including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy can be used to acheive control of malignancies. After a diagnosis, we will discuss building a customized treatment plan for your pet.