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What is a Specialist?


What is a specialist/Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons?

Much like the human health care field, the veterinary profession has become more advanced. To offer the best care and service to patients and clients, veterinarians are able specialize in various disciplines. Examples include the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. A board-certified veterinary specialist is certified by one of the recognized specialty colleges by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties. You can learn more about specialty veterinary medicine at VetSpecialists.com.

“Diplomate” refers to a veterinarian who is board certified in his or her veterinary specialty. A board certified specialist will have 4-8 years of additional training after veterinary school including a 2-3 year rigorous residency in that specialty. Residencies provide advanced and ongoing specialized training in that field, which is in addition to a typical veterinary education. The resident must sit for and pass rigorous examinations given by the specialty college.

Dr. Singer is dedicated to providing the very best surgical care for your pet. We never want you feeling confused or unsure of anything before surgery, so if you have any questions during the consultation you are always welcome to ask. Dr. Singer will discuss options, and explain the protocol prior to treatment, during the surgery, and during the expected recovery time. By the end of our consultation, you will know that you are in good hands.

Our staff and your veterinarian’s staff are dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for you and your pet. We are always here for you if you have questions or simply need someone to talk to. You and your pet are our top priority and will be well cared for every step of the way.
If you have any questions about our services, or would like to book an appointment for your pet, contact your family veterinarian or Catalina Veterinary Specialists today at (520) 312-0003.

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