Amanda Root

DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Dr. Amanda Root was born in the Midwest. She was a Registered Veterinary Technician and Practice Manager for 14 years before going to veterinary school. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK. She followed her passion for specialty medicine and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in 2019 at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Irvine, California. Dr. Root also studied in China to complete the Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture course in 2018 through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Root has an interest in clinical research and has published two papers; one on canine obesity and the owner's ability to correctly identity their pets body condition score and feeding amount and the other paper on canine pseudopregnancy. Her clinical interests include anything feline medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, infectious disease, and minimally invasive interventional procedures including endoscopy and ultrasonography. She has a strong interest in integrative veterinary medicine using diet, herbs, and acupuncture.

Dr. Root is looking forward to getting to know Vancouver with her husband, Dr. Sam Root, a psychologist and marriage and family therapist, and their beautiful cat named Monkey. When she is not in the hospital, she enjoys being out in nature, reading, cooking, trying new restaurants, and most of all, traveling.
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Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine department is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for you and your pet. Our Internists are Specialists that are Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Internal Medicine Specialists are trained and experienced in diagnosing and managing complex disease processes. Internists have extensive knowledge regarding the diagnostic evaluation and management of pets with immune-mediated disease, endocrine disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory disease, kidney/urogenital disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, heart disease, bone marrow disorders, cancer, and age related conditions.

The Internal Medicine team utilizes our on-site digital radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, and our in-house laboratory as well as outside reference laboratories when needed. Internal Medicine Specialists are adept at using a wide array of endoscopic procedures including rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy and gastrointestinal endoscopy to evaluate specific areas and obtain samples. Internists may also employ minimally invasive diagnostic procedures such as joint fluid collection, mass biopsies and bone marrow collection for additional information. Internists are trained to analyze this diagnostic data in relation to the clinical picture and develop a treatment plan for your pet.

Consultations with the internal medicine team can be made by referral from your family veterinarian. We look forward to participating in your pet’s care.

Our Internal Medicine Team

Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre

2303 Alberta Street

Vancouver, BC V5Y 4A7

Main: 604-879-3737

Fax: 604-733-6340

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

By appointment only

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