What Is A Veterinary Specialist?

What Is A Veterinary Specialist?

image1033493What is a veterinary specialist? In veterinary medicine, as in human medicine, some doctors choose to specialize in an area of interest. A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has undergone years of advanced education and training in a certain field or discipline and earned board certification.
To earn the designation of “board-certified specialist” veterinarians must attend undergraduate school, attend veterinary school, complete an internship (1-2 years), and complete a residency (2-4 years) in their chosen field. These residency programs require veterinarians to meet specific training and caseload requirements, perform research in their specialty field, and have that research published. They must also pass a set of rigorous examinations administered by the board of the specialty college. It is only after the completion of all prior steps does a veterinarian earn the title of “Veterinary Diplomate” and become a board-certified veterinary specialist.
SAGE offers specialty services in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery

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