Find a Vet Specialist


Vet Specialty’s Find a Vet Specialist is Coming Soon! is currently partnering with North America’s top Veterinary Specialty Hospitals and Board Certified Veterinary Specialists to provide an online resource for credible pet health information and to help pet owners find veterinary specialists in their area.

Attn: Specialty Hospital Owners ==> Please visit to have your hospital and specialists featured and help share valuable pet health information and awareness.’s Major Specialty Awareness Campaign is Launching this July!

Be a Part of the Change at’s mission is to increase awareness of all things happy & healthy for our pets today. We are particularly passionate about letting pet owners know about Veterinary Specialists, like the Veterinary Internist who saved our very own Social Pet SuperStar, Tinks’, life.


IMG_0650 -’s founder & Chief Pet Advocate, Karen Bostick’s, adorable little Maltepoo, Tinks, almost died when he was only five years old from a very serious autoimmune disease. At that time, Karen was not aware that veterinary specialists existed. Thankfully, she found out just in time for a veterinary internist to give Tinks a chance to fight for his life. Because of this, Karen made it her mission to get the word out to other pet owners that the specialized human medical care we expect for our health, is now available for our pets as well. 

If your pet is diagnosed with a non-routine disease or is not getting better after treatment, your general veterinarian should refer you to a veterinary specialist for further diagnosis and develop a specialized treatment plan. If your vet does not recommend a specialist, Karen encourages you to be your pet’s advocate and ask for a referral. Board-certified veterinary specialists receive training beyond general veterinarians and have advanced knowledge in their area of expertise. For serious or recurring conditions, working with a veterinary specialist will ensure the best possible outcome and may make the difference between the life and death of your pet.


“When it comes to your pet’s treatment, no decision is wrong, unless it’s a decision you make without having all the facts. Seeing a veterinary specialist soon after diagnosis will allow you to get the facts and make educated decisions for your pet’s health.”

 - Karen Bostick, Founder and Chief Pet Advocate of

What is a Veterinary Specialist Anyway?

A board-certified veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has completed an internship and residency program in a specific area of veterinary medicine and has passed a board certification examination that evaluates their knowledge and skills in that specialty area. Vet Specialists only see patients in their area of expertise and stay up-to-date on all the advances in treatment and diagnostics in their specialty. Vet Specialists are now available in oncology (cancer), ophthalmology (eye diseases), internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology and many more areas.

To ensure the best possible outcome for our pets, general vets are now working together with vet specialists as a team to diagnose and/or treat any disease, illness or injury that is beyond routine veterinary care. The specialist’s expertise complements that of your general veterinarian and increases your pet’s chances of living healthier and happier after aIMG_0736 - Copy serious illness or injury. Just like a general medicine practitioner, it’s impossible for a general veterinarian to stay current on all of the medical advances that could effect our pets. The great news is they don’t have to!  Your general vet will remain your primary veterinarian.

If your pet’s health problem requires specialized treatment, equipment or expertise, or if  your pet is not showing improvements after repeated treatments, please ask your vet to refer you to a specialist so your pet can benefit from their highly advanced training and experience. Getting the information on all the options available for treatment as soon as possible will help you make informed decisions for your pet.’s Pet Owner Awareness Campaign and Tinks’ Story will be featured on television through a Public Service Announcement on Animal Planet, as well as in a documentary on PBS stations. The television promotions will begin airing in the summer of 2014 as a way for Bostick to reach more pet lovers with her message.’s documentary will air on national public television stations to millions of viewers for a full year.

Dr. Susan Ettinger

Dr. Victoria Ochoa, MS, DVM, DACVIM, Karen Bostick & Tinks, Dr. Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (onc) “Dr. Sue Cancer Vet” at the filming of the PetsPage Documentary

Attention Veterinary Specialty Hospitals! is currently developing a specialty hospital online look-up for’s Find a Vet Specialist and  Get Listed Today to be part of a Major Movement to help get the word out about you! Click here for more information and to be a part of the change –>

Please call Karen Bostick at (208)514-4757 or email her at about this unique opportunity to help educate pet owners about the advances in veterinary medicine. Together, we can make a difference!

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