Specialty Veterinary Services For New England Pets
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists understands the importance of offering high-quality, specialized veterinary care for your pet. Like humans, pets can have complicated medical issues and they will benefit from the advanced technology and expertise OSVS can offer.
What Is a Veterinary Specialist?
In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, the board-certified veterinary specialist completes an internship and residency in his or her field of specialization (typically an additional three to five years of training). In order to obtain board-certification status, the specialist must also have an original article published by a peer-reviewed journal and must pass a rigorous certifying examination.
When Should My Pet See a Veterinary Specialist?
Your veterinarian may recommend that your pet see a specialist if your pet:
- Has an uncommon or complicated disease
- Has a disease that is not easily diagnosed by routine testing
- Is not responding to current treatments or is not progressing as expected
- Would benefit from advanced diagnostics only available in a specialty hospital
- Would benefit from 24-hour monitoring and care
How Will OSVS Work With My Family Veterinarian?
Our specialists see patients who have been referred by their family veterinarian and by appointment only. They work with your family veterinarian, and often collaborate with other specialists in the hospital, to bring your pet the most comprehensive and advanced care possible. The specialist will continue to communicate with your family veterinarian throughout your pet’s treatment. The relationship developed between the specialist and your family veterinarian allows your pet to continue to receive long-term follow-up from a collaborating team of veterinarians.
What Specialty Services Are Available at OSVS?
If you believe your pet would benefit from a consultation with one of Ocean State Veterinary Specialist’s doctors, please speak with your family veterinarian about a referral.