VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital is proud to offer on-site Internal Medicine Referrals by our Board-Certified Internist, Dr. Suzanne Cook Olson. Dr. Cook established the Internal Medicine practice at our hospital in 2003. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine).
The ACVIM (acvim.org) describes what a board-certified specialist is: "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. Specialists bring a greater understanding in the area of internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, or neurology, and have a greater knowledge of the unusual, the uncommon, or rare in both large and small animals. In addition, a Specialist may have diagnostic equipment not generally used by your family veterinarian."
Dr. Cook offers a variety of Internal Medicine Services within VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital. Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of disease affecting the lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, intestinal tract, urinary tract, endocrine system and neuromuscular systems.
Internal Medicine services offered at VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital include ultrasonography, endoscopy, non-surgical tissue sampling, and diagnosis and management of a variety of chronic disease processes including cancer.
The general practitioners and emergency doctors at VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital frequently consult with Dr. Cook to provide the highest quality of diagnostics and patient care.