Why Bring Your Pet to a Veterinary Specialist?
Veterinary specialists bring a greater understanding of and experience with the management of complex cases and have knowledge of unusual, uncommon, or rare diseases in animals.
Furthermore, a veterinary specialist may have diagnostic and therapeutic equipment not generally used by your family veterinarian.
In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, board-certified veterinary specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years of training). Additionally, to this extensive training, a veterinary specialist must pass a rigorous examination process to achieve board certification.