Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

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
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our Service

The Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (VSMR) Service offers physical therapy for hospitalized animals, supporting the many Clinical Services of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Utlizing our state of the art facility and through our tailored patient programs, our goal is to enhance recovery from an injury or illness, and improve the general health of every patient. Our Service also provides care on an outpatient basis for established patients or for those who have been referred by their primary care veterinarian. Therapy may also be helpful to improve performance of dogs that work, compete in sports, or just want to enjoy an active lifestyle.

Please contact us at (979) 845-2351 to schedule your pet's appointment or to talk to one of our staff.

Our Team

Our team includes board-certified veterinary surgeons, highly trained veterinary technicians, and dedicated fourth year veterinary students who work closely with you and your companion through the recovery process. We are dedicated to the total care of your pet.

Jacqueline R. Davidson


Clinical Professor

Dr. Davidson received her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1986 and completed a small animal internship at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1987. She finished her residency and a Master's degree in veterinary surgery at Purdue University in 1990, followed by 1 year as a clinical instructor. She was in a private specialty practice for 3 years, on the faculty at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine for 15 years, and joined the faculty of Texas A&M as a clinical professor in 2009. Dr. Davidson became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS) in 1995. She received certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2002 (CVA) and completed a certification program in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation at The Healing Oasis in 2003 (CVSMT). She became certified in canine rehabilitation by the University of Tennessee/Northeast Seminars in 2003 (CCRP), and in equine rehabilitation in 2007 (CERP). Dr. Davidson also received certification in canine rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2008 (CCRT). In that same year, she completed a credentialing course that enables her to perform stem cell therapy using Vet-Stem. In 2009, Dr. Davidson completed the Equine Rehabilitation Therapist Program at the Animal Rehab Institute. She completed the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program, sponsored by Colorado State University and the CVMA in 2011. That same year, Dr. Davidson also completed the requirements by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management to become a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP). In 2012, Dr. Davidson achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR). She has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on small animal rehabilitation. Her special interests include physical rehabilitation, pain management, soft tissue surgery, and orthopedic surgery.

Laura E. Peycke

Laura E. Peycke, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Peycke received her DVM from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1998. She completed a small animal surgery residency and MS at LSU in 2002. Dr. Peycke has been a faculty surgeon at Texas A&M since 2004. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) in 2012. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery and gastrodilatative volvulus. Although Dr. Peycke's career path has taken her to other states, she is a Texan, and considers Tyler to be her home. Prior to her veterinary career, Dr. Peycke was a national team cyclist. Her experience as a professional athlete has given her a unique perspective and interest in canine athletes.

Abigail Rafferty

Abigail Rafferty, LVT, CCRP

Veterinary Technician

Abby Rafferty graduated from McLennan Community College's Veteriary Technology Program in 2008.  She is currently a LIcensed Veterinary Technician and obtained her CCRP (certified canine rehabilitation practitioner) certification from the University of Tennessee in 2011.  She is also working on her Bachelor's Degree in veterinary echnology through Tarleton State University and his set to graduate in the SPring of 2016.  She enjoys working with the post-operative cases at hte VMTH ans specifically has an interest in working dogs and sports medicine.  She enjoys spending time with ther husband and daughter, hoseback riding, running, and baking cupcakes.