The GI Lab will be closed Monday May 27, 2019 for
Memorial Day and
Thursday July 4, 2019 for the 4th of July
The GI Lab
at Texas A&M University provides specialized testing services
to help veterinarians diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases
in dogs and cats.
These tests may help in the management of pets with vomiting,
weight loss, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or poor body
All samples must be submitted by a veterinarian. Veterinary
specialists in Internal Medicine certified by the American College
of Veterinary Internal Medicine are available for consultation to
discuss interpretation of test results with submitting
veterinarians, and their implications for patient management.
We cannot give advice directly to pet owners due to licensure
As always, we are not here to receive packages on the
weekends and they will sit unattended if delivered on Saturday,
Sunday, or on a holiday, even if shipped using FedEx or UPS.
Shipping using USPS (US Mail) is never recommended due to delays
that will affect your results. The university post office may be
closed anytime the university is closed.
Vet KU-Texas A&M Internal Medicine Conference in
October 7th to 11th, 2019
We are already planning next year's
event and are very excited to have already confirmed four world
renowned speakers. The 2019 conference will be held at a luxury
resort in beautiful Phuket.
Please see http://texasimconference.tamu.edu/
for more information
The 2018 conference focused on small animal
gastroenterology and hepatology. Twenty five hours of top quality
continuing education with renowned experts were presented in a
beautiful family friendly venue. The latest diagnostic and
therapeutic strategies and discussion of challenges faced by
clinicians treating gastrointestinal disease in dogs and cats were
covered this year.
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