What does "board certification" mean?
Board certification is performed through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). There are several specialties within the College of Internal Medicine including; Internal Medicine, Oncology, Neurology, and Cardiology. To become board certified veterinarians must complete at least 3 years of a residency program, often the training after veterinary school is up to 5 years. After completing the residency program a series of tests must be passed to become "board certified".
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About specialty care for your pet
Dr. Webber is returning to Alaska after completing nearly ten years of education and training. She graduated from Oklahoma State University Veterinary School in 2009. This was followed by a one-year rotating internship at Cornell University Hospital for Animals. A one-year cardiology internship and three-year residency program was completed at MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets. MedVet is the winner of the American Animal Hospital Associated Specialty practice of the year in 2014.
Will my primary care veterinarian be involved in my pet's cardiac therapy?
Specialist work very closely with primary care veterinarians to ensure that your pet continues to get the best all around care possible. Your primary care veterinarian will continue to manage your pet's preventative and daily care. The cardiac consultation will likely take place at your veterinarian's practice. The findings and recommendations will be part or your pet's medical record.