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Committed to providing your pets with the best possible care, the doctors and staff of Reidsville Veterinary Hospital bring a wealth of experience and knowledge into their medical assessments and treatments. From the attentive and hospitable front office staff to the talented, well-trained technical staff and assistants, to the business managers focused on excellence of service, our staff is here to meet the needs of you and your animal companion.
What is a Veterinary Specialist? How are they different from my family veterinarian?
In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board-certification from the ACVIM. A specialist may bring a greater understanding in the area of internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, or neurology, and have a greater knowledge of the unusual, uncommon, or rare in both large and small animals. In addition, a Specialist may have diagnostic equipment not generally used by your family veterinarian.