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Dr. Amy Hoyumpa Vogt is a board certified specialist in canine/feline medicine. She is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University. She earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science, a B.S. in Veterinary Science, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine there. After earning her DVM, she did an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in South Florida, and has been practicing in the Houston area since 1996. She conducted veterinary microbiology research before training as a veterinarian.
Dr. Vogt is the mother of twins. She has traveled around the country giving presentations to veterinary students on various topics, including her favorite: Balancing Career and Family. She also conducts workshops for her specialty board designed to guide veterinarians through the steps toward board certification with ABVP. She has gladly participated in many community school reading programs and career days. Dr. Vogt is married to Todd Vogt, a chemical engineer (and fellow Aggie). In addition to their twins, their family has also included many pets over the years, including some much loved pets who blessed the family with 16 to 19 years of companionship. Living with very old pets and their many chronic health conditions gave Dr. Vogt a deep appreciation of what it takes to care for those pets. And that has translated into more compassionate and understanding care for her patients.
Dr. Vogt was certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), specializing in Canine & Feline Practice, in November 2003. She mastered a rigorous and demanding credentialing process and certifying examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive, two-day examination, a veterinarian must complete either a residency program or six years of clinical veterinary practice. Case reports, professional education records and references must be submitted and pass review before permission to take the examination is granted. Recertification is required every 10 years.
Dr. Vogt is a past president of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association. She served several years as the American Animal Hospital Association's Vet Student Advocate for Texas A&M University, providing guidance and support to the student chapter at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She has also served on the Companion Animal Committee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for several years.
She has helped to write several national veterinary practice guidelines.
In 2009, she co-chaired a joint task force for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association that developed wellness guidelines for cats based on their life stages. The Feline Life Stage Guidelines were published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery in January 2010.
In 2011, she chaired a task force for the American Animal Hospital Association that developed life stage wellness guidelines for dogs. The Canine Life Stage Guidelines were published in the January/February issue of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.
In 2011, she also served as a member of a coalition task force of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association that developed guidelines for the pet owner for wellness care guidelines for dogs and cats. The Canine Preventive Health Guidelines and the Feline Preventive Health Guidelines were published in the September/October 2011 Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Vogt is highly committed to continuing education. She coordinated the continuing education program for the Harris County VMA for 2 years, and also chaired the ABVP Annual Practitioner's Symposium for 2 years. She served on the ABVP Council of Regents as the Chair for Continuing Education from 2006 to 2011.