Dr. Vanessa Dollo
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Vanessa Dollo is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. She is based out of Cornelius, NC, and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the Greater Charlotte area.
Dr. Vanessa Dollo has always had a passion for caring for animals. She received her bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Environmental Science from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 2009. She graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following veterinary school, Dr. Dollo completed a small animal internship and a three-year internal medicine residency at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio. After residency, Dr. Dollo continued to work as a board-certified internist in Akron for several years. Her desire to enjoy warmer weather and closer proximity to family prompted a move to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Dollo is dedicated to giving her patients the best possible quality of life and loves the challenges internal medicine provides. Her areas of interest include endocrinology, immune-mediated disease and chronic renal disease. She has experience with abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy and rhinoscopy and is excited to work closely with family veterinarians to provide excellent care for her patients.
In her free time, Dr. Dollo loves traveling to Disney with her husband and daughter, scrapbooking and hiking. She has two dogs: Jack (Husky) and Petey (Labrador).
Achieved board certification through ACVIM
Completed residency at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Completed internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Earned DVM degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Zoology and Environmental Science
Dollo V, Chambers G, Carothers M. Endoscopic retrieval of gastric and oesophageal foreign bodies in 52 cats. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2019; 61: 51-56.
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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.