Angie's List: Choosing a Veterinary Specialist

Published On: Oct 04 2012 10:59:40 AM CDT

Medical specialties such as cardiology, oncology, neurology and internal medicine – once reserved for human health care - continue to expand into the realm of veterinary care. However, with specialized care come increased costs.

 

According to a nationwide Angie’s List poll:

 

Paying for a debilitating disease or injury can be costly. Specialty care is more expensive due to additional training, equipment and facilities.

 

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognizes 21 veterinary specialty organizations that oversee 40 distinct specialties. The number of specialists in each discipline varies, but some - such as oncology - have relatively few across the globe.

 

Angie’s List Tips: Navigating veterinarian specialty care