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Thursday, January 25th 6:00—7:00pm

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs and Cats

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs and Cats

Pets with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) frequently experience recurrent issues such as vomiting and diarrhea due to chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. To make matters more difficult, the underlying cause of IBD is unknown. On January 25th, 2024, Dr. Douglas Palma, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Department Head of Internal Medicine at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, discussed the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and cats. While finding the best course of treatment may involve some trial and error, most pets can have a good quality of life once the disease is managed properly.

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Dr. Doug Palma

Douglas Palma, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Department Head of Internal Medicine & Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Dr. Doug Palma graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 as class valedictorian. He completed his rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center from 2004-2005 and then advanced training in his Small Animal Internal Medicine residency from 2005-2007.

In 2008, he was awarded his Small Animal Internal Medicine credentials from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Palma has remained at the Animal Medical Center since completion of his residency till today, practicing as a specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

He is the residency program director through ACVIM for the training of residents in internal medicine. He has been directly involved in the training and certification of approximately 20 internal medicine residents and over 260 interns.

Dr. Palma has contributed to multiple scientific articles and authored multiple book chapters in internal medicine and interventional endoscopy. He has been awarded multiple awards for outstanding teaching within the hospital and continues to contribute to ongoing clinical research. He has lectured at veterinary conferences throughout the US and Canada on various internal medicine topics.

His special interests include veterinary respiratory disease, gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy.

Dr. Palma is married to his wife Eileen, has one daughter Molly and a Wire Fox Terrier named Oscar.

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