Dr. Jennifer Chang
Board-Certified Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist
Dr. Jennifer Chang is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in Austin, TX. She is based out of Bear Creek and is available to serve general practices and emergency animal hospitals throughout her service area in the Austin metropolitan region.
Dr. Jennifer Chang is an Oklahoma native who received her undergraduate degree in zoology/biomedical sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 2003 and her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2007. After graduating from veterinary school, she traveled to Austin, Texas where she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship in a private specialty practice. She then moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a one-year position as the daytime emergency clinician at Louisiana State University. In 2009, she returned to Oklahoma State University and completed a residency in small animal internal medicine, earning her board certification in 2012.
Dr. Chang has provided internal medicine services to the Austin community since 2012. She spent 11 years as an internist in a private specialty and emergency hospital before joining MOVES in 2023. She enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but is particularly interested in gastroenterology and immune-mediated diseases. When not working, Dr. Chang is an avid tennis/padel player and distance runner. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their 4-legged family members.
Clinical practice in Austin, TX
Achieved board certification through ACVIM.
Completed Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Health Sciences (Stillwater, OK)
Visiting Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Completed small animal rotating internship at Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital (Austin, TX).
Earned DVM from Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Health Sciences. (Stillwater, OK)
Graduated from University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Zoology and Biomedical Sciences. (Norman, OK)
Chang, JL and R Carter. Feline uveitis. Review. Veterinary Medicine November 2008
Chang JL, K Maritato, KA Ryan. What is your diagnosis? Lung herniation in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association October 2008
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What is a board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist?
A veterinary internal medicine specialist is a veterinarian who has completed advanced training in internal medicine (including a one-year internship and three-year residency) following graduation from their veterinary college. The residency training culminates with a comprehensive examination covering all aspects of veterinary small animal internal medicine. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, the veterinarian is considered to be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
The umbrella of small animal internal medicine includes many sub-disciplines including gastroenterology (esophageal, stomach and intestinal disease), hepatology (liver and pancreatic disease), endocrinology (hormonal disease), infectious diseases, urology (urinary tract disease), nephrology (kidney disease), respiratory medicine (nose, airway and lung disease), and hematology (blood cells) & immunology (immune diseases). In many cases, the signs of a patient may include many of these organ systems. Due to their holistic approach, internal medicine specialists may also manage cases of patients with neurologic, cardiovascular or cancerous diseases, especially when these patients also share diseases within the scope of internal medicine.
Adapted from “What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist?” on vetspecialists.com.