Unparalleled Leading-edge Patient Care

Clients from all 50 states in the U.S.—as well as across North America—have brought their companion animals to be evaluated by Texas A&M’s highly acclaimed veterinary specialists. This both reinforces our veterinarians’ reputation for excellence and emphasizes clients’ trust that their companion animals receive the best care at our Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH).

Your gift to the Clinical Veterinary Teaching & Research Complex (CVTRC) campaign will help further enhance our 19 unique hospital services, expand the use of equipment unavailable at other teaching hospitals, improve our diagnostic imaging capabilities, and advance our in-house laboratories such as our Gastrointestinal (GI) Lab, which provides specialized testing services to clients around the world.

Map showing the SATH Caseload Across North America: 2010–2023

Companion Animal Care Experts

Our SATH contributes to the level of care companion animals receive by:

    • Housing a specialty-care center in which research-driven advancements inform patient-care programs
    • Leading in the implementation and assessment of novel approaches, such as telemedicine, to improve access to basic and advanced patient care and monitoring
    • Recognizing the importance of the human-animal bond and offering a spectrum of care for clients and patients
    • Improving the health of animals and human beings through clinical trials that give patients access to treatments not yet widely available
Dr. Ashley Saunders examines an large, elderly canine patient.
An infographic detailing how the Small Animal Teaching Hospital has outgrown it's current facility in comparison with when it opened and with today's peer institutions.

Life-Changing Medical Breakthroughs

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Saving Max's Life

When Max, a 7-year-old Schnauzer, began to have difficulty urinating on Thanksgiving day, his family began an almost week-long journey to get him the care he needed. Surgical treatment was the only option, but it wouldn’t be cheap. A SATH outreach program saved Max’s life. Learn more…
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Rare Procedure Saves Kitten

Pinky came to the SATH at 3 months old with pectus excavatum, "…a congenital disorder in which the sternum doesn’t form properly,” said Dr. Chanel Berns. “Because the sternum is pointed inward…it can affect these patients’ hearts and their ability to expand their lungs.” Learn more…
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Ferret Receives Pacemaker

It’s not every day that veterinarians at the SATH get to sew a pacemaker onto a beating heart roughly the size of a grape. But when Hypnos, a 5-year-old ferret, arrived with a very slow heart rate, a team of specialists, technicians, and students took on the challenge. Learn more…
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Tackling Veterinary Firsts

Rory, a 6-year-old boxer, arrived at the SATH with a rare infection caused by a form of Salmonella never before seen in a dog. Her veterinary team used a careful regimen of antibiotics to treat her and published a case report in late 2020 to share the unique aspects of Rory’s condition. Learn more…
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Saving Animals Through Innovation

The SATH and Washington State University partnered to develop an innovative surgical treatment for patients with a malfunctioning pituitary gland. This surgical removal, performed at only a few facilities in the country, greatly increases patients’ quality of life. Learn more…
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A Second Chance for Lucky

When Lucky arrived at the SATH after a near-fatal car accident, his veterinary team in Emergency & Critical Care worked around the clock for two and a half weeks to save his life. Despite his injuries, he had a nearly 100% recovery thanks to the SATH and his dedicated owner. Learn more…