What Is A Veterinary Specialist?
A board-certified specialist’s expertise complements the care provided by your primary care veterinarian. In addition to completing a veterinary degree (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, DVM), a board-certified veterinary specialist must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, and publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Specialists must also undergo a series of exams based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
At VCA CVS, our talented, passionate and world-renowned specialists offer comprehensive care in specialized fields – oncology, internal medicine, surgery, imaging, and neurology, as well as emergency and critical care. Consider VCA CVS as the next level of care for your pet.
Our collaborative team works closely with your primary care doctor to provide the next step of needed specialized or advanced veterinary care. Our highly trained specialists complement your veterinarian, and we work together to provide the best care for your pet.