Dr. Mayrim Pérez
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM)
Dr. Mayrim Pérez is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in South Florida. She is based out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the greater Ft. Lauderdale metro area.
Mayrim L. Pérez was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and for as long as she can remember, she wanted to be a veterinarian. In 2004, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences with honors from the University of Florida and then earned her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2008. After veterinary school, she completed a rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT, plus an internal medicine internship the following year at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, CA.
Returning to the University of Florida, Dr. Pérez completed her residency in small animal internal medicine and became a board certified internist shortly thereafter. For several years prior to joining MOVES, she worked at a busy specialty clinic in South Florida. In her free time Dr. Pérez enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and son. She has 2 cats and 1 dog: Morrison, the silver Persian, Aries, the sassy orange tabby, and Indiana Jones the wild mutt.
Achieved board certification through ACVIM
Completed residency at University of Florida
Completed specialty internship in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, CA
Completed rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT
Earned DVM degree from University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Animal Sciences
Hedgespeth, BA; Pérez ML.
What is Your Diagnosis? Gastrointestinal pneumatosis.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017 Jul 1;251(1):37-39.
Pérez, ML, Fox KJ, Schaer M.
A Retrospective Review of Coral Snake Envenomation in the Dog and Cat: 20 cases 1996-2011.
J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012; 22: 682-689.
Pérez, ML; Owen, J; Culver, S; Dunbar, MD; Kow, K; Breen, M; Milner, R.
Partial cytogenetic response with toceranib and prednisone treatment in a young dog with chronic monocytic leukemia.
Anti-cancer drugs 2013 Nov; 24(10):1098-103
Pérez, ML; Kridel, HA; Gallagher, A; Sheppard, BJ; Reese, S; Kondo, H; Alleman, R; Giger, U.
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI in a juvenile Miniature Schnauzer with concurrent hypertriglyceridemia, necrotizing pancreatitis and diabetic ketoacidosis.
Can Vet J. 2015 Mar; 56(3):272-7
Czerwinski SL, Plummer CE, Greenberg SM, Craft WF, Conway JA, Pérez ML, Cooke KL, Winter MD.
Dynamic exophthalmos and lateral strabismus in a dog caused by masticatorymuscle myositis.
Vet Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov;18(6):515-20.
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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.