Dan Schlesinger

Veterinary Specialist
Internal Medicine

Dr. Schlesinger received his bachelor of science in zoology at the University of Calgary in 1985. He obtained his doctor of veterinary medicine degree with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He completed his masters of veterinary science from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 and then became a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Small Animal in 1994. Dr. Schlesinger has been with the C.A.R.E. Centre since it opened in 2006. His areas of interest and expertise are gastroenterology, immunology, oncology, endocrinology, urology and respiratory medicine.

In his free time, as a busy father of 3 hockey playing boys, he enjoys playing hockey as well as being an assistant hockey coach. He also shares his home with an English Springer spaniel named George.

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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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