An Internal Medicine Specialist is a veterinarian who specializes in conditions that affect the general health and well- being of her/his patients, including conditions affecting the GI tract, respiratory system, blood and lymphatics, liver, muscles, kidneys and bladder, neurologic system, infectious diseases, and care of neonates (newborn foals). Specialty training in Internal Medicine emphasizes critical thinking, excellent history taking and physical examination skills, and a problem based approach to reaching a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Board certification in Internal Medicine requires several years of training with specialists, passing multiple examinations, completing research, and publishing at least one peer-reviewed article. Equine Internal Medicine specialists are employed in many diverse fields, including critical care medicine, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, sports medicine, neonatology, general practice, industry, and academia, to name a few.
At Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, we are fortunate to have two Internal Medicine Specialists: Dr. Abby Sage, based in our Earlysville clinic, and Dr. Tracy Norman, in our Valley Division. They are tremendous resources for our veterinarians, clients and patients, as they are up to date on the very latest research concerning all aspects of equine health. Having two Internal Medicine Specialists on staff enables us to provide our clients and patients with the most complete, cutting edge treatment and care for your horse.
As always, let us know how we may best serve as a resource for your equine care needs.