Degrees: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Experience: 15 Years of Experience

  • Residency – Cornell University
  • Internship – University of Missouri
  • Veterinary School – Cornell University

Ale Aguirre, DVM, DACVIM, is an Internal Medicine Specialist and the owner of Salt River Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Aguirre earned his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Anthropology at Stanford University. He attended veterinary school at Cornell University in New York. After earning his doctorate of veterinary medicine, Dr. Aguirre spent several years pursuing advanced training to become the specialist that he is today. He completed an internship at the University of Missouri in small animal internal medicine and surgery. He then completed a residency at Cornell University in internal medicine.

Dr. Aguirre spent many years practicing internal medicine in Phoenix before leaving to start his own practice. For the past 5 years, Dr. Aguirre has done research and development for Dextronix, a veterinary specific medical device company based in Phoenix. Dr. Aguirre has developed and designed new equipment and devices that have aided in the treatment of tracheal collapse, kidney stones and various intestinal disorders of dogs and cats. Dr. Aguirre has also lectured for a number of Arizona veterinary conferences.

In 2011, Dr. Aguirre served as an editor and contributor for the textbook Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. The textbook is aimed at training existing veterinary technicians for advanced certification in Internal Medicine.

During the fall of 2014, Dr. Aguirre completed a sabbatical at the Mayo Clinic in interventional endoscopy and endourology. Combining this experience along with years of collaboration with Dextronix, Dr. Aguirre is currently pioneering new endoscopic procedures and equipment for the treatment of gallbladder disease in dogs and cats.

This spring, Dr. Aguirre completed a chapter on gallbladder and liver disease in dogs and cats for the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the foremost reference on Internal Medicine for veterinarians in the world. This is his second contribution to this esteemed publication.