The Small Animal Medicine service of the VTH is staffed by 5 faculty members who are diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and 4 residents with extensive training in small animal internal medicine. Each faculty clinician practices general internal medicine but also has expertise in a sub-specialty area such as gastroenterology, urology, endocrinology, critical care, and infectious disease.
Specialty services offered include ultrasonography, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, electrodiagnostics, CT scan, nuclear medicine, and radioactive iodide therapy.
See "From the Inside Out: A Chronicle of the Companion Animal Medicine Service,” (pdf) excerpted from the March/April 2009 issue of La Veterinaire.
Clinical cases in Small Animal Internal Medicine
- Frédéric Gaschen, Dr. med. vet., Dr. habil. Dipl. ACVIM (Internal Medicine), Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)
Special interests include gastroenterology and endoscopy
- Amy Grooters, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Special interests include fungal diseases and endocrinology
- Mark J. Acierno, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Special interests include nephrology, hypertension, and dialysis medicine
- Kirk Ryan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Special interests include neuromuscular diseases and critical care
Residents (Small Animal Internal Medicine):
Dr. Jennifer Ayoub, LSU-Nestlé Purina Resident
Dr. Caroline Goutal
Dr. Jocelyn Garber
Dr. Roman Husnik
Dr. Julie Hartfield
Dr. Diana McGovern
Holly Carey, RVT - Internal Medicine Technician
Desiree Miller, RVT- Internal Medicine Technician
Colleen Aversa- Small Animal Services Technician
Hannah Haley- Small Animal Ward Manager