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Primary Care Veterinarians:

Why partner with an ACVIM Board-certified veterinary specialist?

As a veterinarian, you likely got into the field of medicine for one reason, you you care about animals. Yet in order to enhance and extend their lives, there are times when primary care veterinarians must turn to a trusted partner for added expertise, specialty advice or access to the latest technology.

What makes these partnerships great?

  1. ACVIM’s Board-certified specialists provide practical solutions that enhance patients’ care.
  2. Their support opens new doors for your business. You’ll confidently treat complex cases involving neurology, cardiology, oncology and internal medicine conditions.
  3. Bringing in a specialist to consult on a case is in the best interest of the patient and the animal’s owner. Early insights in the process help primary care practitioners prevent a decline in their patients’ health and the possibility of more extreme or expensive interventions later.
  4. Animal owners want access to a range of choices including specialty expertise. Ninety-one percent of primary care practitioners say that owners appreciate being offered a referral to a specialist.2

Together with a Board-certified veterinary specialist and pet owner, you can help create the best triad of care for the patient. Find a veterinary specialist in your area using our search tool on


1ACVIM Member Engagement Survey - Corona Research, June 2013

Be a Part of the Triad of Care


What is the Triad of Care?

We encourage animal owners to think of their visit to a veterinary specialist as an extension of their family veterinarian. Together, the primary care veterinarian, Board-certified veterinary specialist and the animal owner communicate and work together to make up the ideal Triad of Care for the animal.

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Ninety-five percent of primary care veterinarians surveyed say their experiences are positive when partnering with ACVIM Board-certified specialists.1


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