COMING IN JULY
Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialists
Your family veterinarian may recommend that your pet visit the internal medicine specialists at Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies when they display a condition that is uncommon, complex or difficult to diagnose and treat.
Our internal medicine specialists have additional advanced training in veterinary medicine and are certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Typically, veterinary internal medicine specialists treat the following types of conditions:
- Endocrinology—Including diabetes, thyroid and other hormonal and metabolic disorders.
- Gastroenterology—Conditions affecting the digestive system, including the stomach, liver, pancreas, and intestinal tract.
- Respiratory—Diseases that affect the lungs and the upper airway.
- Hematology—Disorders of the blood and bone marrow.
- Renal & Urinary Tract—Conditions affecting the kidneys and urinary tract that cause the body to be unable to flush toxins.
- Infectious Diseases—These could be viral, fungal, bacterial, or insect-borne diseases.
- Immune System Disorders—These could include disorders causing joint swelling, anemia, and other symptoms.
If your pet has not responded to treatment, ask your vet about seeing an internal medicine specialist at Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Or just give us a call for an appointment. By visiting our Internal Medicine specialist, your pet will have the advantage of specialized expertise and diagnostic tools. This may increase your pet’s chance of improvement or may stabilize a chronic disease process.
Dr. Schmid enjoys diagnostic puzzles and the challenge of managing the whole patient. Her specialist interests include gastrointestinal disease, hepatobiliary disease, kidney disease, and interventional procedures. She also has a passion for teaching, which she shares through giving continuing education lectures to the veterinary community and mentoring young veterinary professionals. Dr. Schmid has locumed at the University of Wisconsin and continues to stay active in research and scholarship.
Dr. Schmid has two adventurous cats, Penny and Koda, who have traveled with her across the country during her academic pursuits. Although originally from Wisconsin, they are excited to call Colorado their new home. Dr. Schmid spends her free time outside hiking, biking, and kayaking. She also enjoys creative pursuits such as painting, designing Halloween costumes, and musical theater.