Internal Medicine Services
Pet Specialists of Monterey provides advanced Internal Medicine diagnostics and care performed by our board certified Small Animal Internists, Dr. Jonathan Fradkin, Dr. Tara Ghormley, and a team of highly-skilled staff. We are committed to providing you and your pet with comprehensive and compassionate care during diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of medical conditions.
Our Internist supervises all care of Internal Medicine patients. We provide round-the-clock care for medical and intensive care patients.
What is a Board Certified Small Animal Internist or Internal Medicine Specialist?
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is the international certifying organization for veterinary specialists in large animal and small animal internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, and neurology. These specialists are known as ACVIM Diplomates. Dr. Fradkin and Dr. Ghormely are two of approximately 2000 ACVIM Diplomates in the world.
A Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist is a Diplomate of the ACVIM who has completed 4 years of veterinary school, a postgraduate internship, and 3 years of a small animal internal medicine residency. The residency program includes general internal medicine specialty training in physiology, infectious disease, pharmacology, and pathology, along with species-specific training for diagnosis and care of dogs and cats. Throughout the training program, each specialty candidate is evaluated by supervising professors and specialists. Before recognition as a Diplomate of the ACVIM, each candidate must pass a rigorous two-day examination process. In addition, many ACVIM Diplomates have completed two to four years of additional graduate school training and research to obtain a Master’s Degree (MS) or Doctorate (PhD).