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Old 06-20-2002, 10:00 AM
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Default Finding an Internal Medicine Specialist Vet in North America (ACVIM)

If anyone reading this messageboard wants to find a Cushings "Specialist", a Vet who has alot of experience in diagnosing, treating and successfully managing Cushings in dogs, here is the website address for the ACVIM:

www.acvim.org

If you click on "Find a Specialist near you", that will take you to:

http://www.acvim.org/websites/acvim/index.php?p=3

There you can search to find the name, address and phone number of an Internal Medicine Specialist Vet near where you live.

An Internal Medicine Specialist has likely diagnosed and treated many Cushings cases and can often pin down a correct diagnosis when a GP Vet may not be able to (perhaps when the test results are not exactly "textbook" for Cushings, for example). They are also very experienced with Lysodren administration and dosage adjustments etc. and will often personally manage cases long-term or at least consult with your GP Vet long-term, giving advice when needed.

You may need a referral to see an Internist, but your GP Vet must refer you if you request it. Your GP Vet must also forward copies of all your pet's records (especially recent test results) so the Internist won't have to redo all the tests.

If your GP Vet is very resistant to giving you the referral, try asking the Receptionist at the Specialist's to give you the name of a good GP Vet who will not mind giving you the referral you need to see the Internist.

Your GP Vet ought to give you the referral gladly, but if not, you are probably better off in the hands of another GP Vet who does not mind at all working with a Specialist on a Cushings (or any other) case.

If you aren't able to find an Internal Medicine Specialist with the search feature on the ACVIM website, call (toll free number) or send an e-mail to the ACVIM. There may be some Internists in your area who are just not listed in the online database.

ACVIM
1997 Wadsworth Blvd.
Suite A
Lakewood, CO 80214-5293

Phone: 303-231-9933

800-245-9081 (toll free number from the USA or Canada)

Fax: 303-231-0880

E-mail: ACVIM@ACVIM.org

More contact information here:

How to contact the ACVIM

Last edited by AlisonandMia; 02-05-2009 at 08:44 PM. Reason: Update links - changes at ACVIM website
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