Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the newest member of our Specialty team!
Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists is proud to bring aboard Dr. Derek Nestor, Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist, beginning this November. Dr. Nestor was born and raised in a small town in Iowa, and graduated with his DVM from Iowa State University in 1999. Following veterinary school, he worked in General Practice as a primary care veterinarian for two years.
After completing a one year Internship at the University of Illinois, Dr. Nestor entered a three year Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Michigan State University. After finishing his certification exams for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2005, Dr. Nestor worked as an Internist at referral centers in Milwaukee, Des Moines, and Louisville.
Dr. Nestor and his wife, Heidi, have two sons, Dawson and Davis. When he’s not caring for your pets, Dr. Nestor enjoys spending time with his family, watching sporting events, golfing, and volunteering at church.
With the addition of Dr. Nestor, OVS is now able to offer Internal Medicine consultations and procedures 5 days a week. Internal Medicine doctors care for a broad range of cases including pets with liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, gastrointestinal issues, diabetes, cancer, pulmonary disease/asthma, and more. Our Internal Medicine Service routinely performs abdominal and thoracic ultrasounds, CT scans, tracheal stenting, chemotherapy/oncology, and all types of endoscopy, as well as weekend/holiday on-call coverage in select emergency cases.
Dr. Nestor began seeing consultations at OVS last week and we’ve had no trouble keeping him busy! Please say hello and welcome him to Tulsa if you see him around!