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Jennifer McGill

DVM
Jennifer McGill Staff Photo
Staff Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Jennifer McGill Staff Photo
Dr. Jennifer McGill completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 2016. Upon graduation, she moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship at Louisiana State University. Dr. McGill then moved to Davis, California where she completed a three-year small animal internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis.  

Dr. McGill has been trained in all areas of internal medicine, but her primary interests include endocrinology, gastroenterology, and infectious diseases. She is proficient in all endoscopic procedures as well as a wide range of minimally invasive procedures.  

In her free time, Dr. McGill enjoys hiking, baking, traveling the world, and spending time with her husband, Jacob. She has two fur babies- a black cat named Fuzz and a black Labrador named Minerva. They are best friends and partners in crime. She is looking forward to living in Colorado and enjoying all this beautiful state has to offer!
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Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is practiced by internists, or doctors that specialize in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of most diseases that are not surgical in nature. Thus, as in human medicine, internists can be called a "doctor's doctor" due to the fact that they tend to specialize in patients with conditions that are more difficult to treat and/or diagnose. Internists are also often trained to use advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that may not be available at regular veterinarians. These include rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, vaginoscopy, cystoscopy; thoracic and abdominal ultrasounds, computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans, stent placement and management including tracheal stents, urethral and uretheral stents, cystoscopic-guided removal of bladder stones, respiratory testing, blood and infectious disease workups, feeding tube placement, obtaining biopsies and cytology samples of many tissues, joint taps, bone marrow aspiration and core biopsy, CSF taps, and many more advanced laboratory testing.

The Role of an Internal Medicine Specialist

Your pet's condition may be more complicated than your regular veterinarian feels comfortable diagnosing and treating. Furthermore, your pet may have multiple underlying conditions that have conflicting treatments. This kind of patient will benefit from a consultation with an internist.

From animals that don't seem to be able to stop having accidents in the house to animals with severe heart disease that are oxygen dependent, and internist has the experience and knowledge necessary to deliver the absolute best care available. Some of the advanced diagnostics available can change a situation from one where we don't know what is causing a dog to stop eating and act tired to having the information we need to begin immediate treatment for a speedy and full recovery.

An internist is NOT a replacement for your regular veterinarian, but a power complement that works closely with your pet's family doctor to ensure that they receive the absolute best medical care that is available today.

VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center's department of internal medicine is lead by Dr. Steffen Sum. His focus includes extensive work and ongoing training in urology, diagnostic services, hemodialysis, infectious disease, advanced imaging and endoscopy.

Our Internal Medicine Team

VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

5640 County Line Place Suite 1

Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Main: 303.740.9595

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Hours Information:

24-7 Emergency: No appt necessary

Specialty DVM Appts: Call 303.740.9595

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