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What is a Veterinary Specialist?

Veterinary specialists are veterinarians who have advanced training in various veterinary medical and surgical disciplines and are Board-certified. To become Board-certified, a veterinarian must have completed, at a minimum, four years of veterinary college, a one year internship or equivalent, and two to three years in a residency program that meets the standards of a recognized specialty college or board. There are additional training and caseload requirements that must be met during the residency and finally, to become an ACVIM Diplomate the veterinarian must pass a series of rigorous examinations.

Understanding The Veterinary Specialties For Animal Owners

Your primary veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary specialist for diagnosis and advanced treatment if your pet is believed to have a medical condition that requires special care. Typically, your referring primary veterinarian will work closely with the veterinary specialist to create a treatment plan that will benefit your pet's specific needs. is a resource for animal owners to search for ACVIM Board-certified veterinary specialists in the five fields that are offered: Cardiology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Neurology, NutritionOncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. 


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Small Animal Internal Medicine Mission and Vision

Mission: The VetSpecialists mission is to connect animal owners with Board-Certified veterinary specialists who provide expert care in areas such as Cardiology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, and Small Animal Internal Medicine. We are dedicated to fostering awareness, education, and collaboration among animal owners, primary care veterinarians, and specialists to ensure optimal health outcomes for animals.

Vision: Our vision for VetSpecialists is to be the leading advocate and resource for specialty veterinary medicine, empowering animal owners and primary care veterinarians with the knowledge and tools to access expert care when needed. We strive to enhance public awareness, promote collaboration within the veterinary community, and improve the wellbeing of animals through education and access to specialized care.





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