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Doug Palma,DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Department Head of Internal Medicine Department: Internal Medicine
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 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 Wired Fox Terrier named Oscar.
- Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
- BS – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1999
- DVM – The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2004
- Rotating Internship in Medicine and Surgery – The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 2005
- Internal Medicine Resident – The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 2007
Interventional treatment of benign nasopharyngeal stenosis and imperforate nasopharynx in dogs and cats: 46 cases (2005-2013). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018 Nov 15;253(10):1300-1308. Burdick S, Berent AC, Weisse C, Palma D, Asprea L, Lamb K, Tozier E.
Clinical features and outcome of dogs with epiglottic retroversion with and without surgical treatment: 24 cases. J Vet Intern Med 2015 Nov-Dec; 29(6): 1611-1618 Skerret S, McClaran J, Fox F, Palma D..
Eosinophilic esophagitis in a kitten. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2017 Jul/Aug;53(4):214-220. Pera J, Palma D, Donovan T
Canine struvite urolithiasis. Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2013 Aug;35(8):E1 Palma D, Langston C, Gisselman K, McCue J.
Nutrition in the Raw. Tribecapet.com March 2013. Palma D
Managing Fido’s Flatulence. Dog Fancy June 2014 Palma D
Preliminary evaluation of the utility of comparing SpO2 /FiO2 and PaO2 /FiO2 ratios in dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2013 May-Jun;23(3):280-5. Calabro JM, Prittie JE, Palma DA.
Acute azotemia as a predictor of mortality in dogs and cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2012 Sep-Oct;26(5):1093-8 Harison E, Langston C, Palma D, Lamb K.
Methods of urolith removal. Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2010 Jun;32(6): Langston C, Gisselman K, Palma D, McCue J.
Feline struvite urolithiasis.. Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2009 Dec;31(12):E1-7 Palma D, Langston C, Gisselman K, McCue J.
Calcium oxalate urolithiasis. Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2009 Nov;31(11):496-502;
Gisselman K, Langston C, Palma D, McCue J.
Urate urolithiasis. Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2009 Oct;31(10):468-75. McCue J, Langston C, Palma D, Gisselman K.
Diagnosis of urolithiasis. Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2008 Aug;30(8):447-50, 452-4;
Langston C, Gisselman K, Palma D, McCue J.
Weisse C. Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions; Palma D. Chapter 12: Esophageal foreign body retrieval
Weisse C. Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions; Palma D, Berent A. Chapter 13: Esophageal Obstruction: Structures/Tumors- Balloon, Bougie, Injections, Stent
Weisse C. Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions; Palma D. Chapter 14: Gastrointestinal System- Gastric Foreign Body Retrieval
Weisse C. Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions; Palma D, Berent A. Chapter 15: Gastrointestinal Polypectomy
Weisse C. Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions; Palma D. Chapter 16: PEG Tube Placement