Equine internal medicine is the field of medicine that involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of serious and difficult-to-diagnose internal medical disorders of horses. This includes diseases of the spinal cord and brain, acute and chronic diarrhea, anemia, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disease, kidney disease, hepatitis and other liver problems, respiratory disease, heart or circulatory disease and skin ailments. Dr. Mark Wallace is a Board-certified Specialist in large animal internal medicine. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 4 years of advanced training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification from the ACVIM. Specialists bring a greater understanding in the area of internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, or neurology, and have a greater knowledge of the unusual, the uncommon, or rare.
Referrals and consultations on internal medicine cases are accepted at Carolina Equine Hospital. Referring veterinarians should contact Dr. Wallace by phone or email to discuss case details prior to referral.