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Palma, Douglas, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Staff Doctor

Dr. Doug Palma is a native New Yorker that graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 as class valedictorian. He then completed a prestigious rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Animal Medical Center from 2004-2005. Following his internship he chose to stay in Manhattan and complete his Small Animal Internal Medicine residency program at The Animal Medical Center from 2005-2007. Following completion of his residency, he completed a year as associate staff in 2008, at which time he was awarded his Small Animal Internal Medicine credentials from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Since this time, he has remained on staff at AMC as a staff internist. Maintaining a busy clinical schedule, 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 during this time, and continues to contribute to ongoing research in the gastroenterology and respiratory disease. He has lectured at veterinary conferences throughout the US and Canada on various internal medicine topics. He has a special interest in veterinary respiratory disease, gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Palma is married to his college sweetheart Eileen for 16 years and has a 14 year old daughter, Molly. He enjoys spending time with his family and his lovable but dopey Wired Fox Terrier, Oscar. In his remaining time, he is a triathlete and trains in mixed martial arts.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Education

  • 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