Susan Ford

DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Ford
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Dr. Ford
Dr. Susan Ford received her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986, followed by an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Ford completed her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida and was integral in developing their oncology service. After receiving ACVIM board certification in internal medicine in 1994, Dr. Ford worked in multi-specialty referral hospitals in New York City and in Houston before returning to the University of Florida as a faculty member. She returned to Canada in 1999 to develop the internal medicine and oncology services at a multi-specialty referral hospital in Vancouver. Dr. Ford joined the Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre in 2013. She provides internal medicine referral consultation, endoscopy and special procedures on site, as well as an outreach consultation program to the referring veterinary community. Dr. Ford’s interests include hiking, biking, exploring, water sports, skiing, and travelling. She has a lifelong loyalty to Golden Retrievers and her present companion, Tucker, is always at her side.

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, British Columbia 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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