An Internal Medicine Specialist or Board Certified Internist is a veterinarian who has completed advanced training in internal medicine, including post-graduate internship and residency following the receipt of their medical degree. The intense additional 3-5 years spent becoming certified allows the veterinarian to gain additional exposure and experience to different forms of diagnostics, medical treatment plans, and complex diseases.
Dr. Gail Mason is a Board Certified Internist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex problems of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatic (liver), renal (kidney), endocrine, hematologic, cardiac and neurologic systems. Whether these conditions are acute (sudden) or chronic, our internal medicine team will work closely with your regular veterinarian to establish a specific diagnosis, and create a medical care plan customized to your pet. Dr. Mason also has a special interest in cancer medicine and has worked for decades treating cancer patients.
Internists see patients with a variety of clinical signs including loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and seizures. Internal medicine emphasizes advanced treatment and comprehensive care that is noninvasive therefore diagnostics tools such as endoscopy is often utilized.