Derek Duval, VMD, DACVIM

Internal Medicine

Dr. Derek Duval attended the University of Pennsylvania for both his undergraduate studies and veterinary school.  While an undergraduate he worked in the veterinary school’s very busy emergency service as a veterinary technician.  He graduated in 1989 with his AB in theoretical mathematics and biology, and in 1991 from College of Veterinary Medicine, where he won the American Animal Hospital Associated Senor Student Award.  Dr. Duval then completed a one year rotating internship at the University of Georgia, and then stayed on faculty at the University of Georgia for two years running their outpatient medicine practice.  In 1992 he was awarded the Intern of the Year award from the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  Returning to University of Pennsylvania in 1994, Dr. Duval then completed a residency in small animal internal medicine.  During his time at the University of Pennsylvania he developed a strong interest in immune-mediated blood dyscrasias and endoscopy and was awarded the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine award for Distinguished Research for his work with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.   Dr. Duval achieved board certification in internal medicine in 1997.    Following residency in 1996, Dr. Duval worked as an internal medicine specialist at South Carolina Veterinary Internal Medicine, in Columbia, SC.  From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Duval moved to St. Louis and was the internal medicine service at Veterinary Specialty Services.  In 2000, Dr. Duval moved to Atlanta to help build the internal medicine service at Georgia Veterinary Specialists (now BluePearl), and remained there until 2018.  Throughout the nearly two decades at GVS, Dr. Duval was heavily involved in all aspects of internal medicine including respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disease, liver and kidney disease, and also helped run the internship program there. 

Dr. Duval enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, with particular interest in blood disorders, respiratory disease and interventional endoscopic approaches to disease including tracheal collapse, nasal and nasopharyngeal disease, urinary disease, esophageal strictures and gastric disorders.  Endoscopy, both rigid and flexible, continues to be strong interest.  Dr. Duval has published and lectured extensively on a local, state and nation level, on endoscopy, respiratory disorders, intestinal disease and immune-mediated disease of the blood.  He has served the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in numerous capacities including committees on residency training, credentialing, case reports, and exam validation. 

Dr. Duval joined Charleston Veterinary Referral Center in 2018 with his wife Dr. Julie Duval who is a veterinary soft tissue and oncologic surgeon.  They have two children:  Kyle an undergraduate at Georgia Tech and Katie a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia.  In his spare time, Dr. Derek Duval, is an avid homebrewer and martial artist.  The Duvals’ love to travel, especially if an ocean is involved, and enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and kayaking.  They have two dogs (Maisie and Bellatrix), a turtle (Spike),  a frog (Diontae), a gecko (Ninja) and an unknown number of koi fish (unnamed). 

Education / Experience: 

2018-CurrentInternal Medicine Specialist - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
2000-2018Internal Medicine Specialist - Georgia Veterinary Specialists/Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists, Atlanta, GA
1998-2000Internal Medicine Specialist - Veterinary Specialty Services, St. Louis, MO
1998-2000Consultant - Cardiopet Inc., Little Falls, NJ
1996-1998Internal Medicine Specialist - South Carolina Veterinary Internal Medicine, South Carolina Veterinary Referral Center, Columbia, SC
1994-1996Residency - Small Animal Internal Medicine, Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1992-1994Clinical Instructor - Department of Small Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1991-1992Internship - Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1991Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1985-1987Bachelor of Science - Mathematics & Biology - University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA


Tulipan, R., Duval, J., Duval, D., et al. “Incidence of histopathologic inflammatory bowel disease in dogs with biliary mucocele: a retrospective study” Poster presentation at ACVIM, Seattle, WA, June, 2014

Mason NJ, Duval D, and Giger U, “Evaluation of Combined Cyclophosphamide and Prednisone Versus Prednisone Alone in the Treatment of Canine Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.” Abstract in ACVIM Proceedings 1997.

Duval D and Giger U, "Vaccine-Associated Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in the Dog." Journal Veterinary Internal Med 10:290-295, 1996.

Duval D and Mahaffey E, "Predicted Mean Corpuscular Volume as an Indicator of Bone Marrow Iron in Anemic Dogs." Vet Clin Path 25:95-98, 1996.

Duval D "Hypertonic Saline Solutions in Hypovolemic Shock." Compendium on Continuing Education 17(10):1228-1231, 1995.

Duval D, Barsanti JA, Cornelius LM, and Duval JM, "Ammonium Acid Urate Urolithiasis in a Cat." Feline Practice 23(4):18-20, 1995.

Cornelius LM and Duval D, "Case Studies in Feline Hepatobiliary Disease." Veterinary Medicine 874-890, 1994.

Duval D and Shiarella K, "Nephrotoxicity of Aminoglycoside Antibiotics in the Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicinum)." Axolotl Newsletter, 1991.