Department of Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences

http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vscs

Head: Jonathan M. Levine

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences has three major missions: education, patient care, and scholarship. Each of these activities is intended to improve the quality of life for companion animals and their owners. Faculty and staff in the department participate in all four years of the professional curriculum, although most interactions with students occur in the third and fourth years. The department offers a one-year internship program for the newly graduated veterinarians, and three-year residency programs in several clinical disciplines for veterinarians seeking advanced training and board certification. Faculty and staff frequently contribute to continuing education programs and may teach and mentor students earning the interdepartmental graduate degrees in Biomedical Sciences offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Scholarly programs of the faculty are centered mainly on the study of the spontaneously occurring diseases of the patients presented to the Small Animal Hospital. Investigative programs are active in anesthesiology, animal behavior, cardiology, clinical nutrition, dermatology, feline internal medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, G.I. Lab, internal medicine, neurology/ neurosurgery, oncology, and orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

Approximately, 18,000 animals are presented to the Small Animal Hospital for advanced diagnostic procedures and state-of-the-art treatment methods. Faculty, staff, and fourth-year students participate as a team in the care of these patients. Many of these patients are referred from veterinarians throughout Texas and the region, so that they may receive the benefits of the unique expertise and diagnostic and therapeutic technology offered by the Small Animal Hospital.

VSCS 681 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Current scientific work in medical and surgical fields in and related to small animal medicine and surgery. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: DVM degree or approval of department head.

VSCS 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 8. 1 to 8 Other Hours.

Original investigations of problems in field of small animal surgery, therapeutics or radiology.
Prerequisite: DVM degree or approval of instructor and department head.

VSCS 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 6 Lab Hours.

Special topics in an identified area of small animal medicine or surgery. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: DVM degree or approval of instructor and department head.

VSCS 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis.

VSCS 697 Teaching Neuroanatomy Lab

Credits 4. 2 Lecture Hours. 12 Lab Hours.

Theory and practical aspects of teaching neuroanatomy lab and clinical neurology; emphasis on content, instructional methods and practical aspects of neuroanatomy lab.
Prerequisites: Graduation classification in VIBS/VSCS; appointment as TA for VIBS 913 anatomy lab.

VSCS 940 Small Animal Clinics I

Credits 2. 35 Lab Hours.

Student participation with clinical cases in the small 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.

VSCS 941 Small Animal Clinics II

Credits 2. 35 Lab Hours.

Student participation with clinical cases in the small animal surgery services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Must be taken two times.
Prerequisite: VSCS 940 or approval of department head.

VSCS 945 Advanced Small Animal Clinical Elective

Credits 2. 35 Lab Hours.

Student participation with clinical cases for advanced student in selected services of the small animal medicine and surgery sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. May be taken 12 times.
Prerequisite: VSCS 940 or approval of department head.

VSCS 948 Small 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 small 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.

VSCS 953 Small Animal Clinical Skills

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

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

VSCS 954 Small Animal Medicine I

Credits 6. 5 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

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

VSCS 955 Small Animal Medicine II

Credits 6. 6 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Continuation of Small Animal Medicine I; medical disease of dogs and cats; pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of diseases prevalent in small animals.

VSCS 985 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed individual study of a selected problem in small animal medicine, surgery or radiology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Matriculation in veterinary professional curriculum and approval of department head.

Anderson, Kimberly, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Emory University, 2007

August, John, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of London, England, 1973

Baetge, Courtney, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Texas A&M University, 1997

Barr, James, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Louisiana State University, 2001

Barton, Claudia, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Missouri, 1973

Beaver, Bonnie, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Minnesota, 1968

Bloch, Jacqueline, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, University of Findlay, 2008

Boudreau, Christen, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001

Boutet, Bruno, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Universite de Moncton, 2006

Carroll, Gwendolyn, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
MS, University of Tennessee, 1978

Ciepluch, Brittany, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, The Ohio State University, 2013

Ciepluch, Michael, Lecturer
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, The Ohio State University, 2009

Cook, Audrey, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Edinburgh, 1989

Corriveau, Kayla, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara, 2007

Davidson, Jacqueline, Clinical Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, University of Minnesota, 1982

Diesel, Alison, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kansas State University, 2005

Dodd, Johnathon, Clinical Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1979

Doocy, Kelley, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Oklahoma State Unversity, 2007

Eckman, Stacy, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2001

Gordon, Sonya, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Guelph, 1994

Grayton, Jesse, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kansas State University, 2009

Griffin, Sarah, Lecturer
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2007

Heatley, Jennifer, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1995

Heseltine, Johanna, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004

Hoppes, Sharman, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Oklahoma State University, 1993

Howe, Lisa, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993

Johnson, Derek, Lecturer
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2014

Kerwin, Sharon, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1988

Lidbury, Jonathan, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Glasgow, 2002

Loria Lepiz, Mauricio, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica, 2000

Mankin, Joseph, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2007

Mankin, Kelley, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006

Martinez, Elizabeth, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1987

McAtee, Brigitte, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Auburn University, 2015

Otamendi, Arturo, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Louisiana State University of School, 2014

Peycke, Laura, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Louisiana State University, 1998

Puchot, Melanie, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2013

Rogers, Kenita, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Louisiana State University, 1982

Saunders, Ashley, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Texas A&M University, 1998

Saunders, William, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2005

Scallan, Elizabeth, Lecturer
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
MS, Texas A&M University, 2001

Scott, Erin, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Georgetown University, 2004

Simon, Bradley, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, University of Maryland, 2003

Steiner, Joerg, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2000

Stickney, Mark, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Texas A&M University, 1993
BS, Texas A&M University, 1994

Suchodolski, Jan, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2005

Torkildsen, Laurie, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, Sam Houston State University, 2010

Vallone, Lucien, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BIS, Binghamton University, 2006

Willard, Michael, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1975

Wilson, Courtney, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, University of Guelph, 2009

Wilson-Robles, Heather, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Tennessee, 2003

Winkel-Blair, Andrea, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
MPH, Michigan State University, 2005

Wood, Carrissa, Veterinary Resident
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BS, University of Missouri, 2015

Zoran, Debra, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kansas State University, 1984