Specialties

Veterinary specialists are veterinarians who have completed additional training in a specific area of veterinary medicine and passed an examination that evaluates their knowledge and skills in that specialty area. Currently, the American Veterinary Medical Association recognizes 22 veterinary specialty organizations comprising 41 distinct specialties. More than 11,000 veterinarians have been awarded diplomate status in one or more of these specialty organizations by completing rigorous postgraduate training, education, and examination requirements.

In addition to our emergency and urgent care service, Vista currently offers specialty care in the areas of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Surgery, Cardiology, Radiology and Dermatology. All of our specialists have completed the extensive postgraduate requirements of respective specialty organization and are board-certified.

Our specialist’s expertise complements that of your primary veterinarian. You may be referred to a member of our team if diagnosing or treating your pet’s health problem requires specialized equipment and/or expertise that your veterinarian does not have.