What is a veterinary specialist?
A veterinary specialist is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has completed extensive post-graduate education and clinical training in a focused area. After passing a certifying board examination in their chosen specialty field, they are called a diplomate of their specialty college and considered an expert in this area of veterinary medicine. There are over 20 veterinary specialties recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
This expertise is complementary to the care provided by your family veterinarian. You may be referred to a MedVet hospital if your pet needs specific equipment and/or expertise that your veterinarian does not have. Collaboration between you, your veterinarian, and your veterinary specialist is critical to providing the best outcome for your pet. Click here to learn more about the specialists at MedVet.