Dr. Audra Fenimore
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Audra Fenimore is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist. Based in the south side of Denver, Dr. Fenimore serves the Denver metro area South of I-70. Her services include IM consultations, abdominal and thoracic ultrasound, and a variety of endoscopic procedures.
Dr. Audra Fenimore earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Over the next year, she completed her small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Red Bank, New Jersey. She went on to complete a one-year program at Nestle Purina Internal Medicine/Shelter, becoming a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Colorado State University. In 2014, Audra successfully completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Colorado State University. That same year, Dr. Fenimore became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Since then, she has been practicing small animal internal medicine in the Denver area.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her dogs, Addi and Maggs. Audra enjoys any opportunity to be outside whether it be hiking, running, swimming, or snowboarding.
Achieved board certification through ACVIM
Completed residency at Colorado State University
Earned MS degree in Clinical Sciences from Colorado State University
Completed internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey
Earned DVM degree from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Animal Science
Fenimore A, Varanat M, Maggi R, Schultheiss P, Breitschwerdt E, Lappin MR. Bartonella spp. DNA in cardiac tissues of dogs in Colorado and Wyoming. J Vet Int Med 2011;25:613-616.
Lappin MR, Fenimore A, Fankhauser J. Evaluation of novel treatments for shelter cats with viral causes of upper respiratory disease.
E J Fel Med Surg 2015;18:603-611.
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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.
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