Ali Thomas-Hollands

DVM
Ali Hollands
Veterinary Specialist
Internal Medicine
Ali Hollands

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2016

Specialties Include:

Internal Medicine

Dr. Ali Thomas-Hollands graduated with her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2016. She then completed a rotating internship followed by a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time, she completed a 3 year research project regarding blood transfusions in canine patients. Dr. Thomas-Hollands moved to Alberta and joined the CARE team in 2020. Her areas of interest include hematologic disease, immune-mediated disease, endoscopic procedures, and management of all types of feline diseases.

In her free time, Dr. Thomas-Hollands enjoys outdoor activities such as running, biking, and hiking. She also makes sure to spend time with her two cats, Ash and Ariel.

Internal Medicine

What is a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist? How are they different from my family veterinarian?

An internist will review your pet’s history, evaluate any laboratory and radiology tests, and perform a complete physical exam.  An internist’s training prepares them to deal with complex and challenging cases.  Veterinary internists have training and experience in endoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy and temporary feeding tube placement.  Commonly treated cases referred to the internal medicine service include animals with diseases of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, urinary, and hematologic systems.

In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training).

In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Specialists bring a greater understanding in the area of internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, or neurology, and have a greater knowledge of the unusual, the uncommon, or rare diseases. In addition, a specialist may have diagnostic equipment not generally used by your family veterinarian.

For additional information about veterinary internal medicine and some of the advances veterinary specialists have brought to pet health, including cardiology and oncology, please visit http://www.acvimfoundation.org/about/contributions.html 

Our Internal Medicine Team

CARE Centre

7140 – 12th Street S.E.

Calgary, AB T2H 2Y4

Main: 403-520-8387

Fax: 403-692-4350

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

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