We take a team approach to providing veterinary specialty care. Multiple specialists will often work together to provide a well-rounded assessment, diagnostic plan, and treatment.
What does it mean to be a board-certified specialist?
A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has completed additional training in a specific area of veterinary medicine. Guardian Veterinary Centre is home to the specialties of Internal medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Cardiology.
Becoming a board-certified specialist requires a veterinarian to complete 1 year internship followed by 2-3 years of residency. Finally, the veterinarian needs to pass a rigorous examination that evaluates their knowledge and skills in that specialty area.
Here is a description of the veterinary specialties we have at Guardian Veterinary Centre.
Internal Medicine: the study of diseases of the body.
Cardiology: the study of diseases and conditions of the heart and circulatory system
Emergency and Critical Care: The intensive care specialist. Provide diagnosis, support, and treatment for the critically ill and trauma patients.
Surgery: Surgical specialists. Our surgeons perform both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
Ophthalmology: the study of diseases of the eye