Welcome to North Florida Veterinary Specialists, P.A. (Internal Medicine and Oncology)! Our highly trained team of Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists and support staff are dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare for your pet. Veterinary medicine, like human medicine, continues to become more sophisticated. Our internal medicine and oncology specialists treat complicated and difficult to diagnose cases. It is now possible for your pet to be treated by a specialist locally.
What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Internist?
A board-certified veterinary internist, and ACVIM Diplomate, is a veterinarian who has undertaken further specialty training in the discipline of veterinary internal medicine, and who has been certified by (and thus has become a diplomate in) the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (AVCIM) in the specialty of small animal internal medicine. Veterinarians wishing to become board-certified must complete a three-year residency program, meet specific training and caseload requirements and have published research. Residents train under ACVIM Diplomates which ensures that the resident receives training that follows strict guidelines. Once the residency is completed, the resident must pass a multiple day examination. If the resident passes the examination they are awarded a “diploma” in veterinary internal medicine, certifying them as an ACVIM Diplomate. Veterinary internal medicine encompasses the disciplines of cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology, infectious disease, nephrology, urology, neurology and respiratory disease.
What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologist?
A board-certified oncologist, and ACVIM Diplomate, is a veterinarian who has undertaken further specialty training in the discipline of veterinary internal medicine oncology, and who has been certified by (and thus has become a diplomate in) the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (AVCIM) in the specialty of oncology small animal internal medicine. To become an ACVIM diplomate in veterinary oncology, a veterinarian must complete similar training, testing, and publishing requirements as a veterinary internist and has received board-certification in the study of cancer in dogs and cats. These veterinarians are specially trained to diagnose and treat animals with cancer. Most oncologists work in specialty hospitals and universities and treat dogs and cats with cancer on a regular basis.
Offering Expanded Hours:
In an effort to continue to improve patient care and expand the availability of our services, NFVS offers Saturday Appointments and Emergency Referrals at our Jacksonville, FL location.
It is our goal to offer the best customer service and patient care possible for our community of pet owners. We look forward to working with you to achieve that goal!