Staff Spotlight: Dr. Tabitha Hutton, Internal Medicine
October 21, 2012
Tabitha Hutton, DVM, MTR, DACVIM (SAIM) leads the Department of Internal Medicine at Saint Francis Veterinary Center.
Dr. Hutton joined the Saint Francis team in 2012 after five years at the University of Pennsylvania and two in private practice at a specialty referral hospital in Pennsylvania.
From 2005 to 2007 Dr. Hutton served as a Lecturer in small animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Teaching Hospital. From 2007 to 2008, she worked as an infectious disease research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Veterinary Center of Infectious Diseases. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Hutton worked as a National Institutes of Health NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, Dr. Hutton entered private practice as a specialist in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Hutton has special interest in infectious diseases, particularly trends in antimicrobial resistance, a topic on which she has been published.
At Saint Francis, Dr. Hutton leads a service that offers specialty care in the areas of:
|Vomiting||Elevated liver enzymes|
|Weight Loss||Gall bladder problems|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Jaundice|
|Pancreatic Disease||Portosystemic shunt|
|Thrombocytopenia (low platelets)||Bloody nose|
|Low white blood cells||Coughing|
|Bone marrow problems||Chronic Bronchitis|
|Kidney disease or failure||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Urinary tract infections||Cushing’s Syndrome|
|Leaking urine||Addison’s Disease|
|Urinating and drinking excessively||Hyperthyroidism >|
|High blood pressure||Hypothyroidism|
|Bacteria||Fever of unknown origin|
|Fungus||Other miscellaneous conditions|
Dr. Hutton and the Internal Medicine Team may recommend and perform advanced procedures, such as:
- CT and MRI Scan
- Bone Marrow Aspirate
- Tracheal Wash
- Joint Taps
In her free time, Dr. Hutton enjoys traveling, puzzles, crocheting, gardening, volunteer work and spending time with her wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. Her family includes an adorable yellow Labrador Retriever who was rescued from Louisiana. She loves living so close to Philadelphia with all its culture, museums, scenic locales, great food, shopping, and the experience of all four seasons of the North East.
When asked why she chose this profession, Dr. Hutton doesn’t hesitate to say: “This is something I was absolutely meant to do – I have wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember, and I have always loved animals.”
Click her to learn more about the Department of Internal Medicine at Saint Francis Veterinary Center.