Veterinary Medical Referral Service

P.O. Box 65061
University Place, WA 98464


Dr. Karen Comer is a board certified Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist.  What does it mean to be "board certified"?

In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, board certified specialists have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years academic training).  In addition to this extensive training, a board certified internal medicine specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve board certification from the
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).  Specialists bring a greater understanding in the area of internal medicine, and have a greater knowledge of the unusual, the uncommon, or the rare in companion animals.

Please browse the ACVIM's page on Small Animal Internal Medicine here for more information on Dr. Comer's specialty.

Dr. Comer also completed a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Physiology while doing post-graduate studies at the University of Georgia.