A board certified surgeon is someone who has completed the required course of study, including an accredited residency in a particular field and has successfully passed the examination given by the certifying board.
We know you have options when it comes to your pet’s health care needs. Your primary care veterinarian is the best person to see for routine checkups, vaccinations, preventative health care, spays and neuters. Just as your general practitioner would refer you to a specialist if you required surgery, your veterinarian may refer you to a specialist for your pet’s “out of the ordinary” health care needs. Dr. Dew is a board certified small animal surgical specialist dedicated to providing surgical and specialty health care.
Think of it as “A Team Approach to Veterinary Surgical Care.”
How does someone become a board certified specialist?
- Earn a Doctor of Veterinary medicine degree from an accredited four-year college.
- Complete a three-year residency program.
- Meet specific training and caseload requirements.
- Perform research and have it published.
- Sit for and pass a rigorous examination.