Why utilize a Veterinary Specialist?
As in human medicine, veterinary medical and surgical specialists are becoming a valuable resource in your pet’s medical team. Your general practice veterinarian has excellent training in veterinary medicine and acts as a family practice physician to your pet. Similar to human medicine, there may be times when your veterinarian would want assistance or suggest a referral to a specialist to better treat your pet. Specialists should be board certified by the appropriate agency and are available in ophthalmology, internal medicine, surgery, pathology, oncology, radiology, cardiology, dermatology and emergency/critical care. You should not be afraid to ask your general practice veterinarian for a referral to a specialist. Your veterinarian and the veterinary specialist will work together as a team to treat your best friend.