Dr. Nicole Wyatt
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Dr. Nicole Wyatt is a board-certified small animal cardiology specialist in Chicago. She is based out of Chicago, IL, and will soon be available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Dr. Nicole Wyatt is a Minnesota native and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. She earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Western University in 2014. Following veterinary school, Dr. Wyatt completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. She then continued her training by completing a 3-year cardiology residency at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. During her residency, Dr. Wyatt obtained a Master’s degree with a research focus on congenital heart disease and aberrant coronary artery development.
Dr. Wyatt enjoys all aspects of cardiology but maintains a special interest in congenital heart disease and practicing non-invasive cardiology. She strives to provide high quality care and optimal outcomes for her patients by fostering a team-oriented approach with pet owners and referring primary care veterinarians.
In her free time, Nicole can be found exploring Chicago, volunteering with homeless pets, and spending time with her toddler, husband, and dog (Waffle). She loves the outdoors, cooking, and is an avid sports fan.
Completed cardiology residency and earned master’s degree at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Completed internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in small animal medicine and surgery
Earned doctorate in veterinary medicine from Western University
Graduated from the University of Minnesota with bachelor’s degree
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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.