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Good resource to find an internal medicine specialist, cardiologist, neurologist, or oncologist
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM posted:
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) certifies specialists in cardiology (heart disease), oncology (cancer). neurology(nerve, brain and muscle disorders) and internal medicine (disorders of the organs not involving surgery). You can find a specialist in your area on this website but I also encourage you
to ask your veterinarian when your pet is very sick, if referral to a specialist of any discipline, might be helpful. Specialists will often see clients without a referral from their family veterinarian but the records from your veterinarians are often very helpful and specialists work best as a healthcare team with your veterinarian. Oftentime the office call to the specialist alone (without further testing) will provide so much information when a pet is very ill and so much peace of mind for a worried owner.
The specialists of the ACVIM meet at their annual meeting in June. Each year at this meeting, the ACC\VIM highlights pet owners and their pets who have benefitted from specialty medicine. That event is called Animal Survivor and you can look at stories of survivors on the website. You can also donate to the ACVIM Foundation, to fund research to treat medical diseases of pets, through the website as well.
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