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: leading edge patient and client care, transformational learning, and clinical research. 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 and four-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 School 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 aging biology, 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. We also have a growing portfolio of clinical trials aimed at improving animal and human health.

Approximately, 23,500 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.

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

Baetge, Courtney L, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2003

Barnes, Katherine Hirose, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Oregon State University, 2011

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

Bennett, Brad S, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Bilof, Katherine, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2012

Boudreau, Christen E, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2010
PHD, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001

Bracha, Shay, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Saint Istvan University (Budapest, Hungary), 2003

Collins, Sean, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2009

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

Cornell, Karen K, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Purdue University, 1988
PHD, Purdue University, 1998

Creevy, Kate E, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Tennessee, 1998

Davidson, Jacqueline R, Clinical Professor
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DVM, University of Minnesota, 1986

Deveau, Michael A, Clinical Associate Professor
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DVM, Kansas State University, 2005

Dickerson, Vanna, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Georgia, 2013

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

Dodd, Johnathon R, Clinical Professor
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DVM, Texas A&M University, 1979

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

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

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

Heinz, Justin A, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Purdue University, 2012

Heseltine, Johanna C, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Saskatchewan, 1998

Ida, Keila, Clinical Assistant Professor
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BVetM, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, 2006
PHD, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015

Jeffery, Nicholas D, Professor
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PHD, The University of Cambridge, 1997

Kerwin, Sharon C, Professor
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DVM, Texas A&M University, 1988

Levine, Jonathan M, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Cornell University, 2001

Lidbury, Jonathan A, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
BVetM, University of Glasgow, 2002

Loria Lepiz, Mauricio A, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, 2000

Mankin, Joseph M, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2007

Mankin, Kelley M, Associate Professor
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DVM, University of Missouri at Columbia, 2006

McCool, Katherine Elizabeth, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, The Ohio State University, 2012

Navarrette, Ashley, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2017

Patterson, Adam P, Clinical Associate Professor
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DVM, Mississippi State University, 2001

Peycke, Laura E, Clinical Professor
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DVM, Louisiana State University, 1998

Pilla, Rachel, Research Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2008
PHD, Universita degli Studi di Milano, 2013

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

Rutter, Christine R, Clinical Assistant Professor
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DVM, Mississippi State University, 2003

Saunders, Ashley B, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2001

Saunders, William B, Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2001
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2005

Scallan, Elizabeth M, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2007

Scott, Erin M, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Simon, Bradley T, Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Ross University, 2007

Smith, Lauren, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2013

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

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

Teller, Lori Massin, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1990

Tolbert, Mary K, Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, University of Georgia, 2006
PHD, North Carolina State University, 2013

Vallone, Lucien V, Clinical Associate Professor
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DVM, Mississippi State University, 2011

Warry, Emma, Clinical Associate Professor
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DVM, The University of Sydney, 2004

Wesselowski, Sonya R, Assistant Professor
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DVM, Kansas State University, 2008

Wilson-Robles, Heather M, Professor
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DVM, University of Tennessee, 2003

Yankin, Igor, Clinical Assistant Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kuban State Agrarian University, 2010

Zoran, Debra L, Professor
Vet Small Animal Clinical Sc
DVM, Kansas State University, 1984
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1997