Dr. Rebecca Tims
Board-Certified Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist
Dr. Rebecca Tims is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in Oklahoma City. She is based out of Edmond and is available to serve general practices and emergency animal hospitals throughout her service area in the OKC metropolitan region.
Though born and raised in Midland, Texas, Dr. Rebecca Tims is an Oklahoma State fan through-and-through, having attended OSU for her undergraduate studies and also her veterinary degree. She graduated from veterinary school in 2014 and then completed a one-year rotating medicine and surgery internship at Kansas State University. She then returned to OSU to complete a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. She achieved board certification through the ACVIM in the spring of 2023. Prior to joining MOVES, Dr. Tims was a practicing internist in busy specialty hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas and Oklahoma City.
Dr. Tims enjoys all aspects of Internal Medicine, but she has a particular interest in infectious and immune-mediated diseases, she also has extensive experience in abdominal ultrasound and endoscopy. She has a particular passion for managing the internal medicine needs of geriatric pets and cancer patients.
When Dr. Tims is not seeing patients, she enjoys playing golf, fishing, and spending time with her husband and family. She has 2 dogs: Socks and Prissy, 2 cats (Piper and Emerson), and 2 red-footed tortoises (Rory and Scottie).
Achieved Board Certification through the ACVIM.
Clinical practice in Oklahoma City, OK and Fort Worth, TX.
Completed Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Oklahoma State University, Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Completed small animal medicine and surgery internship at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Earned DVM from Oklahoma State University.
Graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.
Tims RS, Hanzlicek A, Nafe L, Durkin M, Smith–Davis J, Wheat L. Evaluation of an enzyme immunoassay and immunodiffusion for detection of anti–Histoplasma antibodies in serum from cats and dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2023; 37, 1007–1014.
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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 (blood cells) & immunology (immune diseases). 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.