Dr. Bradley Bishop
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Bradley Bishop is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist serving the greater Charlotte, NC community. He is based in Charlotte, and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the Metrolina region from Rock Hill to Lake Norman.
Dr. Bishop’s grandmother instilled in him a love for animals at a very young age which eventually carried him to veterinary school. Prior to vet school, Dr. Bishop completed his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University. He remained in Starkville to earn his DVM from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, developing a passion for internal medicine that would carry him through a one-year internship and three-year residency at the University of Florida.
Dr. Bishop most enjoys putting together the pieces of particularly puzzling cases with a variety of blood work, diagnostic imaging, physical examination, and history taking. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal disease and advanced procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, tracheal stenting, and laser ablation of ectopic ureters.
Outside of work, Dr. Bishop enjoys traveling to new places and hiking. He also enjoys cheering on the Panthers, Hornets, and other Charlotte sports teams. However, he most enjoys spending time with his best friends, Remmy (Shepherd mix) and Basil (Golden Retriever).
Achieved board certification through ACVIM
Completed residency at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Completed internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Earned DVM degree from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences
Bishop B, Gallagher A.
Biomechanical comparison of two percutaneous gastropexy techniques for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes.
American Journal of Veterinary Research. November 2019.
Bishop B, Walton S.
Chloramphenicol-associated megaesophagus in a dog.
Veterinary Record Case Reports. 31 July 2019.
Marshall K, Walton S, Boyd M, Bishop B, Santoro D, Wellehan J, Craft W.
Erysipeloid lesions caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae in a dog: clinical, histological, and molecular diagnosis and treatment.
Veterinary Dermatology. 31 July 2019.
Bishop B, Gallagher A.
Transurethral laser lithotripsy for removal of an encrusted ureteral stent in a dog.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 15 September 2019.
Bishop B, Lathan P.
Royal Canin Veterinary Focus. Vol 25 No 1. 2015.
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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 & immunology (blood cell and immune-disease). 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.