Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Veterinary Specialist Pets that are referred to an Internal Medicine Specialist often have diseases that are difficult to diagnose, are multifaceted in nature, and involve several organ systems. Internal medicine specialists are trained to treat the most serious diseases and health problems that affect pets. Our specialists are experienced with finding a diagnosis in challenging cases and have an arsenal of specialized diagnostic tools and methods available. They are capable of managing patients that have multiple disorders or diseases that do not respond well to standard protocols. Reaching a diagnosis and caring for a sick pet can be scary, frustrating and confusing. Our Internal Medicine Specialist is dedicated to allaying fears and helping clients to make sense of their pet’s options and ongoing care.

Our Internal Medicine Specialist provides Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment for the following conditions:

  • Endocrine diseases including diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hypoglycemia;
  • Gastrointestinal diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, esophageal and gastric foreign bodies, and gastrointestinal neoplasia and pancreatitis;
  • Renal and urogenital diseases including acute and chronic kidney disease, urinary incontinence or obstruction, urinary tract infections, and glomerulonephritis;
  • Hepatic and biliary diseases including lipidosis, acute hepatitis/hepatocellular necrosis, cholangiohepatitis, biliary obstruction, hepatic encephalopathy, chronic active hepatitis;
  • Immune-mediated and hematologic diseases including anemia, thrombocytopenia and polyarthritis;
  • Infectious diseases including Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), fungal infections, and Leptospirosis;
  • Cardiovascular diseases including congestive heart failure, pericardial effusion, hypertension, and pleural effusion;
  • Respiratory diseases including rhinitis, nasopharyngeal polyps,bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma.

Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures offered:

  • Comprehensive physical examinations
  • Advanced laboratory testing of various tissue and blood samples
  • Diagnostic imaging (ultrasound, radiographs, MRI)
  • Endoscopy with high-resolution video
    • Upper GI (Gastroduodenoscopy)
    • Lower GI (Colonoscopy)
    • Nose (Rhinoscopy)
    • Lungs (Bronchoscopy)
    • Bladder (Cystoscopy)
    • Foreign Body Retrieval
  • Biopsies of masses, internal organs, or bone marrow
  • Feeding tube placement
    • E-tubes
    • PEG tubes
    • J-PEG tubes
  • Nutritional consults