Having outgrown its physical space at Hillside Veterinary Clinic and to accommodate growing demand for specialized services and appointment availability, Dallas Veterinary Specialists opened its doors in November 2012 with a newly remodeled 5,000 square foot facility.
Locally owned and operated, DVS is a specialty practice led by internal medicine and dermatology board-certified veterinarians. All staff is integral to daily operations and is committed to open communication with both clients and family veterinarians during treatment and follow-up care.
At Dallas Veterinary Specialists it is our strong belief in the human-animal bond that motivates us to meet the needs of animal patients and human clients simultaneously.
- To practice excellent, advanced care medicine by board-certified veterinarians
- To employ skilled, seasoned staff who provide uncompromising, understanding, compassionate levels of patient and client care
- To utilize current, state-of-the-art techniques and equipment
- To practice ethically by making the right choices for the right reasons
- To be financially responsible by making cost effective and prudent medical decisions
- To be accountable for our actions
Your pet’s physical examinations, scheduled vaccinations and spays or neuters are best-served by your general practice, family veterinarian. But sometimes your doctor may recommend that your pet can benefit from a referral to Dallas Veterinary Specialists.
Our board-certified veterinarians specialize in internal medicine and dermatology. They assess, diagnose and treat:
- Complex cases
- Second opinion or inconclusive diagnoses
- Unresolved or worsening medical conditions
- Advanced care veterinary medical cases
Our staff works collaboratively with you or your veterinarian to formulate a personalized, proactive patient care plan and recommendations for follow-up care, just as in human medicine, in the management of dogs and cats experiencing:
- Acute or chronic pain
- Benign or malignant diseases of the ears, skin, hair and nails
- Allergies, hormonal skin diseases and parasites
- Conditions specific to older animals (geriatrics)
- Immune-mediated diseases, occurring when a pet’s body tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Disorders may develop in any of the following systems:
- Neurological or neuromuscular (neurology)
- Eyes (ophthalmology)
- Lungs (respiratory)
- Kidneys and bladder (nephrology)
- Blood (hematology)
- Joints (arthrology)
- Heart (cardiology)
- Digestive (gastroenterology)
- Glands and hormones (endocrinology)
- Liver (hepatology)
Be assured that our doctors will take great care to explain to your satisfaction any diagnosis they make. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and will do our very best for your pet’s health and well-being.
To become a veterinarian, an undergraduate degree must be earned, usually in four years. Graduation from a veterinary school is next, after which both national and state board examinations must be passed in order to practice in the U.S.
Veterinary specialists must then have further training, typically taking a minimum of two years, that require: advanced clinical experience in the chosen specialty (of which there are currently twenty, as recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association); publication in a professional journal of research findings or a clinical case; passing a credential review; and successful completion of that specialty’s board examination.
Based on their own positive educational experiences, doctors at Dallas Veterinary Specialists are eagerly participating in an externship program for 3rd or 4th year veterinary school students.
With the goal of developing skilled talent in the next generation of veterinarians, externs will be given the opportunity to obtain hands-on, real-world experience using current techniques and equipment while working under the supervision of our specialists and their teams.
You and your pet will always be seen by a licensed, board-certified veterinarian; occasionally an extern will be invited to accompany her into the exam room to observe and learn. But just as in teaching hospitals for people, you can ask that the student not be present. Your right to privacy will be respected.