Looking for a Vet? Beware the Word “Specialist”

#214: Very few veterinarians are legitimately board-certified exotic pet specialists — with extra training, testing and years of experience. Dr. Doug is one of those rare doctors. “Specialist” is a rarified distinction of having studied and mastered a skill set. Unfortunately, it has become a “buyer beware” situation for pet owners looking for an exotic pet veterinarian. Some doctors are illegitimately calling themselves “specialists” when they are not! Ask to see credentials before entrusting care of your exotic pet!