Internal medicine is one of the most challenging fields in veterinary medicine. The very nature of its name suggests something hidden, something INSIDE and mysterious. Other areas of medicine seem more straightforward. In dermatology, for example, we can see clearly the organ we wish to examine.
The practice of veterinary internal medicine requires the special ability to listen to clients, to ask the right questions, to consider the patient’s entire medical history and to interpret a pet’s symptoms when they are not able to speak their needs. Excelling in this field requires a patience and intelligence that our doctors have honed over many years of study and experience.
Our entire team routinely collaborates on challenging cases to ensure the most comprehensive care, and patients who are hospitalized receive the benefits of 24 hour care in our state-of-the-art intensive care unit. We accept the opportunity to solve your pet’s medical puzzle so readily that our medical director’s nickname is “House, D.V.M.”- but the challenge of finding a solution to our pet’s problem is not a game to our staff. We take this mission very seriously, and we use every bit of our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities to help your pet stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Beyond the first step of diagnosing a complicated and difficult illness, we are there for the life of your pet, to help manage a chronic illness or prevent recurrence of others. We welcome questions and calls from our clientele 24 hours a day and we do not consider any question not worth the asking.
Our doctors work closely with their nursing team, so that someone is available to answer a question or promptly return your call when you are worried about your pet. If you have a family veterinarian, our doctors work closely with them to diagnose perplexing problems, then establish a specific diagnosis and treatment plan.
Internal Medicine Services
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Ultrasound guided biopsies and fine needle aspirates
- Ultrasound guided collection o fluid
- Contrast radiography
- Endoscopic biopsies
- Transtracheal wash
- Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Some Internal Medicine disorders treated at our hospital
- Acute renal failure
- Bacterial urinary tract infection
- Cholangiohepatitis in cats
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic hepatitis in dogs
- Chronic renal failure
- Collapsing trachea
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Diabetes mellitus
- Feline bronchitis (asthma)
- Feline idiopathic cystitis
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
- Gall Bladder disease
- Hepatic Lipidosis
- Hypoadrenocorticism- Addison’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia
- Immune-mediated polyarthritis
- Pancreatitis in dogs
- Pancreatitis in cats
- Parvoviral enteritis
- Transitional cell carcinoma