Cecily Bonadio, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Cecily Bonadio DVM DACVIM Internal Medicine San Diego
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Dr. Cecily Bonadio

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM)

Dr. Cecily Bonadio is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in California. She is based out of San Diego, CA, and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the greater San Diego metro area.


Dr. Cecily Bonadio obtained her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2010, and then returned there for her Internal Medicine residency, finishing in 2015. She obtained board certification in 2016 and after a brief time in Berkeley, decided it was time to come home to San Diego.

Endocrinology and auto immune disease are favorite parts of Internal Medicine for Dr. Bonadio, but she is also keenly interested in the management of chronic disease, geriatric medicine, endoscopy and ultrasound. Dr. Bonadio enjoys explaining all the options involved in the care of her patients and deciding which is the best choice for her clients.

Cecily loves living in sunny San Diego and when not at work can be found either at the beach with her two dogs, Zach and Olive, or in Ramona with her horse, Skylar.

Dr. Bonadio joined MOVES in October 2019.

Dr. Bonadio on Horseback


  • 2019
    Joined MOVES
  • 2016
    Achieved board certification through ACVIM
  • 2015
    Completed residency at University of California—Davis
  • 2011
    Completed internship at Veterinary Medical Surgical Group
  • 2010
    Earned DVM degree from the University of California—Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2006
    Graduated from Lake Erie College with a degree in Chemistry

Effects of body positioning on swallowing and esophageal transit in healthy dogs.
Bonadio CM, Pollard RE, Dayton PA, Leonard CD, Marks SL.
J Vet Intern Med. 2009 Jul-Aug;23(4):801-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0325.x. Epub 2009 Jun 1.
PMID: 19496912

Diagnostic outcome of contrast videofluoroscopic swallowing studies in 216 dysphagic dogs.
Pollard RE, Marks SL, Cheney DM, Bonadio CM.
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2017 Jul;58(4):373-380. doi: 10.1111/vru.12493. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
PMID: 28337826

Comparison of adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test results started 2 versus 4 hours after trilostane administration in dogs with naturally occurring hyperadrenocorticism.
Bonadio CM, Feldman EC, Cohen TA, Kass PH.
J Vet Intern Med. 2014 Jul-Aug;28(4):1239-43. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12357. Epub 2014 May 26.
PMID: 24863172

Changes in tracheal dimensions during inspiration and expiration in healthy dogs as detected via computed tomography.
Leonard CD, Johnson LR, Bonadio CM, Pollard RE.
Am J Vet Res. 2009 Aug;70(8):986-91. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.70.8.986.
PMID: 19645579

Gastric malpositioning and chronic, intermittent vomiting following prophylactic gastropexy in a 20-month-old great Dane dog.
Sutton JS, Steffey MA, Bonadio CM, Marks SL.
Can Vet J. 2015 Oct;56(10):1053-6.
PMID: 26483580

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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.