Dr. Erick Mears has been treating hyperthyroid cats since 1993 and is one of just two doctors who travel the country for the specialty. He is the only such doctor who is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Mears has treated more than 2,000 patients with Radioiodine I-131 and established his first treatment center in 1997. The I-CAT Feline Thyroid Treatment Center has now found a home at Miami Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Mears received his Bachelors of Science from Stanford University in 1988 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He completed his post-DVM education at the University of Tennessee where he completed a small animal internship, internal medicine residency and was an Associate Professor in 1997. Dr. Mears is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.