Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences

http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vlcs

Head: A. J. Roussel

Graduate Advisor: N. D. Cohen

The Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS) has a strong commitment to scholarship and graduate education with an emphasis on research and training relevant to horses and other farm animals.  Degrees offered include both the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences.  In addition, some faculty members participate in interdisciplinary programs of study such that it is possible to earn MS or PhD degrees in Genetics and Toxicology through VLCS. 

The established areas of study in VLCS include equine infectious disease epidemiology, equine reproduction, and equine regenerative medicine.  Other areas of research interest and activity are diagnostic imaging, ruminant gastroenterology, ruminant urolithiasis, and small ruminant reproduction. Prospective graduate students must first identify a VLCS faculty member willing to accept them as a graduate student before applying to a graduate degree offered through the Department.  More information about faculty research interests, admission to graduate studies, and the department is available at http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vlcs.

VLCS 622 Equine Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Principles and methods of epidemiology applied to equine health and prevention and control of selected equine infectious diseases.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in equine certificate and graduate classification, or approval of instructor.

VLCS 681 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Oral communication of current research and selected topics in large animal veterinary medicine and clinical research methodology to include lectures, presentations, interviews, and discussions.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

VLCS 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 8. 1 to 8 Other Hours.

Original investigations of problems in the field of large animal surgery, therapeutics, preventive veterinary medicine or radiology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

VLCS 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis.

VLCS 930 Advanced Equine Medicine and Surgery

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Advanced diagnostic techniques and management strategies for species specific disorders of horses.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the third year of professional curriculum.

VLCS 931 Advanced Ruminant Medicine and Surgery

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Advanced diagnostic techniques and management strategies for species specific disorders of ruminant species.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the third year of professional curriculum.

VLCS 932 Advanced Ruminant Herd Health and Production

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Principles needed to provide veterinary services to populations of ruminants including preventive health programs, record keeping and approaches to controlling herd/flock disease outbreak or production shortfalls.
Prerequisite: Third year veterinary student.

VLCS 940 Large Animal Clinics I

Credits 2. 35 Lab Hours.

Student participation with clinical cases in the large animal medicine services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Must be taken two times.
Prerequisite: Fourth year classification in veterinary medicine or approval of department head.

VLCS 941 Large Animal Clinics II

Credits 2. 35 Lab Hours.

Student participation with clinical cases in the large animal surgery services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Must be taken two times.
Prerequisite: Fourth year classification.

VLCS 945 Advanced Large Animal Clinical Elective

Credits 2. 35 Lab Hours.

Student participation with clinical cases for advanced study in selected services from the large animal medicine, surgery, theriogenology and field services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. May be taken 12 times.
Prerequisite: Fourth year classification.

VLCS 948 Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Elective

Credits 1 to 12. 1 to 12 Lecture Hours.

In-depth study of selected disease processes in the various disciplines of large animal medicine and surgery will be conducted emphasizing management, diagnostics and medical or surgical treatment. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Third year classification in veterinary medicine or approval of department head.

VLCS 953 Large Animal Clinical Skills

Credit 1. 4 Lab Hours.

Acquisition of basic technical skills useful in the diagnosis and treatment of large animals in general veterinary practice. Modular one month course.
Prerequisite: Third year classification in veterinary medicine in good standing.

VLCS 954 Large Animal Medicine

Credits 6. 5 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

Medical disease of large animals; pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of diseases in large animals.
Prerequisite: Third year classification in veterinary medicine in good standing.

VLCS 985 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed individual study of a selected problem in large animal medicine, surgery or radiology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in veterinary medicine and approval of the department head.

Arnold, Carolyn, Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Michigan State University, 1998

Beste, Karen, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2013

Bissett, Wesley, Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1997

Blanchard, Terry, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kansas State University, 1976

Brinsko, Steven, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Texas A&M University, 1990

Chaffin, Morgan, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Texas A&M University, 1990

Cohen, Noah, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1988

Coleman, Michelle, Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, University of Rochester, 2003
BA, University of Rochester, 2003

Dinges, Lewis, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Texas A&M University, 1990

Dominguez, Brandon, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Texas A&M University, 2007

Easterwood, Leslie, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Texas A&M University, 1990

Eckert, Rachael, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, 2014

Ellis, Cheryl, Lecturer
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, University of California, Davis, CA, 2008

Gilmour, Lindsey, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2009

Glass, Kati, Lecturer
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2012

Griffin, Cleet, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1990

Griffin, John, Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2004

Hardy, Joanne, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University o fMontreal, 1982

Hartnack, Amanda, Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Colorado State University, 2006
MS, The Ohio State University, 2014

Harvey, Aja, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Tuskegee University, 2014

Jones, Meredyth, Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Oklahoma State University, 2006

Jones, Sarah, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Royal Veterinary College, 2011

Likavec, Tasha, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Michigan State University, 2014

Love, Charles, Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1993

Madrigal, Rodolfo, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2013

Martin, Michael, Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1968

Mays, Glennon, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1976

Posey, Richard, Clinical Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1982

Romano, Juan, Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Universidad del Uruguay, 1985

Roussel, Allen, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Louisiana State University, 1977

Ruoff, Catherine, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Texas A&M University, 2002

Russell, Lauren, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Atlantic Veterinary College, 2014

Schmitz, David, Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kansas State University, 1976

Thompson, James, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Guelph, 1991

Turner, Carly, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Berry College, 2008

Vallone, Jessica, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Mississippi State University, 2007

Varner, Dickson, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Texas A&M University, 1990

Voges Gariepy, Andra-Kay, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1991

Walbornn, Stephanie, Veterinary Resident
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Florida, 2014

Washburn, Kevin, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Oklahoma State University, 1993

Watkins, Jeffrey, Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kansas State University, 1980

Watts, Ashlee, Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Colorado State University, 1999

Whitfield-Cargile, Canaan, Assistant Professor
Vet Large Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Georgia, 2006