Dr. Nikki Sereda, Dr. Sarah Flint, and Dr. Ken Cockwill are Guardian’s board certified Internal Medicine specialists (DACVIM)
What does it mean to be a Board Certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist?
A veterinary internal medicine specialist is a veterinarian who has completed advanced training in internal medicine following graduation from their veterinary college.
After graduation with a veterinary degree, internal medicine specialists complete a one-year small animal rotating internship, continuing to hone the clinical skills they developed in veterinary school. After successfully finishing an internship, these specialists must next complete a small animal medicine residency. This three-year program is an intensive graduate clinical training program intended to improve procedural skills, establish productive clinical research and refine their approach to diagnostic and therapeutic plans. The residency training culminates with a comprehensive examination covering all aspects of veterinary small animal internal medicine. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, the veterinarian is considered to be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
As with any of our specialties, internal medicine requires a referral from you general veterinary practice. The partnership with our general veterinary practices provides the very necessary continuity of care to the patients for their ongoing health and wellness.
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