What is a veterinary specialist?
In veterinary medicine, as in human medicine, some doctors specialize in an area of interest. To earn the designation of “board-certified specialist” veterinarians must, after graduating from veterinary school:
- Complete a one – to two-year internship
- Complete a two – to four-year residency
These residency programs require veterinarians to meet specific training and caseload requirements, perform research in their specialty field, and have that research published.
- Pass a set of rigorous examinations administered by the board of the specialty college
Only then does a veterinarian earn the title of “Veterinary Diplomate” and become a board-certified veterinary specialist.
Sage offers specialty veterinary care in the following areas: