The biopsy service of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology handles tissue samples from patients of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The timely reports provided by pathologists allow clinicians to make accurate diagnoses and properly tailor treatment. The service examines 900-1000 biopsies per year.
Contact Shelley Sides for information related to surgical pathology at 979-862-8485 or email@example.com
The Clinical Microbiology/Immunology group provides laboratory diagnostic tests and consultation for clinicians, develops diagnostic tests, supports faculty research, and teaches students how to use appropriate laboratory tests and how to interpret test results how to best care for their veterinary patients.
From microscopic to macroscopic, parasites come in all sizes and shapes and cause a myriad of animal (and human) health issues. The Clinical Parasitology Laboratory supports the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, as well as private veterinary practitioners in association with the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, to offer a wide variety of diagnostic services.
Contact Dr. Karen Snowden for information related to clinical parasitology at 979 458-9947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterinary Clinical Pathology, also referred to as Laboratory Medicine, studies disease in animals through the examination of blood, tissues, and fluids. The discipline covers a wide range of laboratory assays and methods, oversees the quality and accuracy of laboratory tests, and assists clinicians with diagnosis, patient care, and prevention of disease. The laboratory supports clinicians and researchers in the college and also trains resident veterinarians in the specialty of clinical pathology through a nationally recognized residency program.
For information related to clinical pathology call 979-845-9180.
DNA Technologies Core Laboratory
The DNA Technologies Core Laboratory provides automated nucleotide sequencing, genotyping, and bacterial and fungal DNA sequence-based identification technologies. It also offers individual identification, parentage testing, and genetic trait testing for livestock producers, wildlife managers, and clinical microbiology labs worldwide. The lab houses shared capital equipment used by researchers and students throughout the college.
For more information, contact Gus Wright at 979-458-9859 or GWright@cvm.tamu.edu.
The Texas A&M Dermatopathology Specialty Service provides quality interpretation of skin biopsy specimens from veterinary dermatologists, general veterinary clinicians, and university veterinary teaching hospitals by a dermatopathologist (a board certified veterinary pathologist who has specialized in dermatopathology). We would like to welcome you to our service and look forward to working with you.
The department has a fully functional core facility for computer-based acquisition of images, image editing and analysis, and other shared research instrumentation.
Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory
The Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory, equipped with a Beckman Coulter MoFlo® Astrios™ High-Speed Cell Sorter and a Becton Dickinson FACSCalibur™ Analyzer, serves scientists in the department, college, and university.
The Histopathology/Immunopathology Laboratory provides diagnostic and research services to the college and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as well as other Texas A&M University System resources. These services include routine sectioning and staining of tissues for microscopic examination, performing special stains for diagnostic and research samples, and performing immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry for diagnostic and research samples and applications. The laboratory also provides similar services, on a limited basis, to other state and federal agencies and private entities.
For more information, contact 979-845-5149 or- email@example.com.
Forms: Histology Fee Schedule
Members of the department perform necropsies (postmortem examinations) on patients of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Tissue samples collected during necropsy are examined microscopically by pathologists in order to answer important clinical questions, and information gleaned from necropsies is often presented at scientific meetings and published in journals to help advance our understanding of animal disease. All fourth year veterinary students spend two weeks in the service to learn proper necropsy and sample collection techniques.
Contact Sharon Dickerson for information related to anatomic pathology at 979-845-4654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panfungal PCR and sequencing for Formalin-Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissues
The Texas A&M Dermatopathology Specialty Service provides a panfungal PCR and sequencing for formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues. The assay can be run on different animal species and tissue samples. We would like to welcome you to our service and look forward to working with you.
Contact Shelley Sides for information related to the panfungal PCR and sequencing for FFPE tissues at 979-862-8485 or email@example.com.
Specimen receiving / billing:
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
P.O. Drawer 3040
College Station, TX 77841-3040
1-979-845-3414 or toll free 1-888-646-5623
The mission of the Biorepository is to collect and store biological samples and associated clinical information from healthy and diseased animals. These samples are made available to the scientific community to investigate the genetic and molecular basis of traits and diseases in animals.
Contact Dr. Scott Dindot at SDindot@cvm.tamu.edu.