Caitlin J. Fuerst DVM, DACVIM
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
- B.S. Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Best Part of My Job:
I was drawn to internal medicine because it encompasses treating the patient as a whole. It is very common for pets to struggle with multiple medical conditions; I gain satisfaction in helping them achieve overall wellbeing through balancing management of these concurrent problems.
The nature of internal medicine gives me the opportunity to build long-term relationships with my patients and clients. Many of my patients have chronic conditions and I partner with my clients over their pet’s lifetime to manage these. I find a lot of joy in building those relationships, safeguarding my patients’ health and ultimately making a difference in their lives.
My training and skills in internal medicine are very broad, but I particularly enjoy management of renal disease, gastrointestinal disease, endocrine disease and interventional procedures. Minimally invasive strategies such as laster lithotripsy of bladder stones, endoscopic diagnostics, and even continuous glucose monitors for diabetic patients are just a few examples of the tools that I can offer my patients to help them avoid a more invasive or stressful treatment or diagnostic route.
One Thing People May Not Know About Me:
I’m a self-proclaimed cat whisperer (the spicier, the better!), and I have a major soft spot for senior, toothless and balding dogs.
What You’ll Find Me Doing in My Free Time:
Riding my leased Warmblood horse, hiking with my husband and our rescue Irish Setter, Rowan, gardening, and reading while snuggling with our senior cat, Guinness.