Justin H. Straus, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977 and completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He then completed a residency in veterinary internal medicine at the Ohio State University and received his board certification in Internal Medicine in 1982. After practicing as a staff internist at another specialty center, Dr. Straus partnered with AERA in 1998 to launch the Internal Medicine Department, serving as Director and expanding the team to include additional staff and a wide array of diagnostics. He also serves as an internal medicine consultant for Antech Diagnostics and has a special interest in acquired heart disease. Dr. Straus is proud to have participated in the FDA clinical trials for medications that are currently used to treat heart disease and Cushing’s Disease in pets.