Faculty and staff in Small Animal Clinical Sciences participate in all four years of the professional curriculum, although most interactions with students occur in the third and fourth years. The department offers internship and residency programs in several disciplines for veterinarians seeking advanced training and board certification. Faculty and staff contribute frequently to continuing education programs 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, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, and the Gastrointestinal (G.I.) Lab.
Approximately, 20,000 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.
Internships & Residencies
The department offers a one-year internship program for newly graduated veterinarians, and three-year residency programs in several clinical disciplines for veterinarians seeking advanced training and board certification.