Why do I need to see an Internist?
While your general practitioner veterinarian can handle many aspects of your pet's care, there is sometimes a need for the attention of a specialist. Be assured that a veterinarian who refers you to a specialist is committed to ensuring that your pet receives the highest standard of medical care for his or her problem.
Specialists are explicitly trained to manage more complex cases or pets with multiple health issues. Also, they may have access to specialised diagnostic or treatment tools that a general practitioner veterinarian may not have. While in some cases, your veterinarian may be able to simply consult with a specialist about your pet's care, in other cases it is necessary to refer you and your pet to the specialist for more advanced diagnostic and treatment.