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 a 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.
PetsPage.com’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. PetsPage.com’s documentary will air on national public television stations to millions of viewers for a full year.
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
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Please call Karen Bostick at (208)514-4757 or email her at Karen@PetsPage.com 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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