Dr. Amy Vogt
Dr. Amy Hoyumpa Vogt is a board certified specialist in canine/feline medicine. She was that kid who was always rescuing injured and orphaned animals in the neighborhood. She knew in early grade school that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her first job at 11 years old was as an animal caretaker in the live animal room of her local children’s museum. During her four years working there, if an animal didn’t do well, whether a sick owl or an orphaned opossum, she always thought that if she just knew more, she could have done more for them. That drive has stayed with her throughout her career to use knowledge and skill to do her best for her patients. It was the drive behind becoming a specialist.
Dr. Vogt has a passion to give back to the profession through service to the organizations that support it. She is the past president of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (her specialty board), and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, and has coordinated the continuing education programs for both organizations. she has served the Texas Veterinary Medical Association as a long time committee member, as a member of the Board of Directors, and is currently on the Executive Committee. 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.
Dr. Vogt has helped to write several national veterinary practice guidelines:
- Feline Life Stage Guidelines – Co-Chair for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association, 2010
- Canine Life Stage Guidelines – Chair for the American Animal Hospital Association, 2011.
- Canine Preventative Health guidelines and Feline Preventative Health Guidelines – task force for the American Animal Hospital Association, 2011.
Dr. Vogt is married to Todd Vogt, a chemical engineer (and fellow Aggie). In addition to their twins, their family has 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.