Nicholas Parente, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

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Dr. Nicholas Parente

Board-Certified Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Nicholas Parente is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in greater Rochester, NY. He is based out of Victor and is available to serve general practices and emergency animal hospitals throughout his service areas in the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse metropolitan regions.


Dr. Parente earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University with the distinction of graduating with high honors. His clinical training journey continued as he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University, followed by a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine at Michigan State University, ultimately achieving Board Certification as a Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist.

Dr. Parente accumulated extensive practical experience throughout his career by working in various multidisciplinary emergency and specialty hospitals across the United States. His commitment to honing a wide variety of diagnostic skills, including ultrasound and endoscopy, has enabled him to manage a diverse range of complex medical conditions.

His primary objective is to deliver exceptional veterinary care to pets and their families. Dr. Parente is excited to leverage his expertise by collaborating with primary veterinarians, expanding specialty care to their practices, and offering support in navigating the intricate health issues their patients may face.

In his leisure time, Dr. Parente finds enjoyment in cooking, hiking, and running. As a native of Long Island, he is embracing the new and exciting opportunities that Western New York has to offer.


  • 2024
    Joined MOVES
  • 2007-2023
    Clinical practice in New York & Louisiana
  • 2014
    Achieved board certification through ACVIM.
  • 2011
    Completed Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine (East Lansing, MI)
  • 2008
    Completed small animal rotating internship at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH).
  • 2007
    Earned DVM from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine. (St. Kitts)
  • 2003
    Graduated from Long Island University with a B.S. in Biology. (Southampton, NY)

Parente, NL., Serum Concentrations of Gastrin after Famotidine and Omeprazole Therapy in Dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2014; 28:2465-70 (September, 2014)

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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