Veterinary Internal Medicine
We work with your pet’s internal body systems, whether the illness is sudden or chronic due to: infection, cancer, degenerative, inflammatory, immune, or trauma. We emphasize minimally-invasive techniques and our advanced diagnostic procedures give us the power to effectively diagnose and treat your pet.
Tanya Donovan, DVM, DACVIMDr. Donovan is a board certified specialist in small animal internal medicine. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from Tufts University in 2004. Having a strong interest in the pursuit of an internal medicine residency, she entered and completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angel Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The completion of her internship leads to acceptance into a residency program in small animal internal medicine and a return to Tufts University. In 2008, Dr. Donovan completed her residency and passed the certification to become board certified in internal medicine.
Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Donovan worked as a clinical professor until 2010 at Auburn University. Since her academic appointment, she has been in private practice in Seattle, WA, Burlington, VT, and Portland, OR.
Dr. Donovan’s clinical interests are diverse and include hematologic disorders, stomach and intestinal diseases, liver disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism and kidney disease. She is skilled in a variety of endoscopic procedures including bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, rhinoscopy, and cystoscopy as well as interventional radiology procedures such as stent placement.
Dr. Donovan is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She frequently lectures at national and international conferences as well as providing continuing education lectures on a variety of topics to local veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Her clinical research projects have focused on endocrine diseases, including diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism and have been published in veterinary journals.
Dr. Donovan lives with her husband and their two dogs and cat. She enjoys hiking and biking in her spare time.
Katherine Spry, DVM (Practice Limited to Internal Medicine)Following graduation from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, Dr. Katherine Spry ventured to Minnesota and Wisconsin, where she worked as a mixed animal practitioner for three years. She later decided to move on to a career in emergency and critical care and traveled to Mission, Kansas, for an opportunity to work in a newly emerging 24-hour emergency and specialty clinic.
After practicing emergency medicine for a total of 16 years, and in an effort to further her knowledge and expertise, Dr. Spry undertook a three-year private practice internal medicine residency at a specialty hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. Following completion of her residency, she continued on for another six years working in internal medicine and serving as one of the founding members of an emergency and specialty hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2020, Dr. Spry moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to join the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s Internal Medicine Department.
Dr. Spry has a special interest in endocrine and immune-mediated disorders, along with hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal disease processes, which she has presented numerous continuing education lectures on. When Dr. Spry is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her four cats, CrossFit, practicing martial arts, and outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.
Types of Cases
Chronic and Acute Renal Failure
Diabetes Mellitus/ Diabetes Insipitus
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Treatment and Diagnostics of Endocrinopathies
Hypo/Hyper Parathyroid Disease
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