Courtney North, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)

Courtney North, VMD, DACVIM
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Dr. Courtney North

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM)

Dr. Courtney North is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in Florida. She is based out of St. Petersburg, FL, and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the greater Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater metro area.


Courtney North, VMD, DACVIM is based out of  St. Petersburg, Florida and serves veterinary hospitals in the greater Tampa Bay area. She is an internal medicine specialist that particularly enjoys helping patients with kidney, gastrointestinal and autoimmune diseases achieve the best quality of life possible. She also enjoys managing endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus and adrenal diseases. She has coauthored several papers, has extensive experience teaching and authored several chapters in the latest edition of the go-to feline reference, The Feline Patient.

Dr. North joined MOVES in July 2020.


  • 2020
    Joined MOVES
  • 2010
    Achieved board certification through ACVIM
  • 2007
    Completed residency at Michigan State University
  • 2004
    Completed internship at Animal Medical Center in New York City
  • 2003
    Earned VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1998
    Graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Molecular Biology

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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