Internal Medicine Services

Our Veterinary Internists

Meet Kristin Schafgans, DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Schafgans received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota. Following veterinary school, she completed a one year rotating internship in medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. She then returned to the University of Minnesota for a three year residency in internal medicine.

Dr. Schafgans is board certified in small animal internal medicine (DACVIM) and has special interests in gastrointestinal disease, endocrine disease and immune mediated disease.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her two dogs (Abby and Sammy) and two cats (Benjamin and Azriel). She also enjoys hiking, biking and reading.

Meet Whitney Nelson, DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Nelson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Washington State University. From veterinary school Dr. Nelson completed a small animal rotation internship at Cornell University. Following her internship she spent three years specializing in Internal Medicine with a residency at Texas A&M University. After becoming board certified in 2012, Dr. Nelson took a position in Connecticut helping to shape the internal medicine service before returning to Texas A&M University as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Nelson is board certified in small animal internal medicine (DACVIM) and enjoys all of the challenging aspects of Internal Medicine with special interest in feline medicine cases, immune mediated disease, hepatobiliary disease and gastroenterology.

Having earned her undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University, Dr. Nelson has always been a Zag fan and is happy to be closer to her family. In her free time she, and her husband, enjoy spoiling their Labrador Suzie. They are excited to explore what the Pacific Northwest has to offer and join the established Internal Medicine family at the Pet Emergency center.

Internal Medicine Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am — 5 pm
509-326-7246

Appointments by referral only.

Kristin Schafgans, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Whitney Nelson DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine