Our expertise in diagnosis and treatment of chronic and complex health conditions, combined with compassion and understanding, ensures your pet has access to the best care possible.
Our board certified Internal Medicine specialists, commonly called internists, work with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our board-certified internists have extensive training in all aspects of internal medicine and employ sophisticated diagnostic techniques to every case they manage. Each pet is an individual and care, diagnoses and treatment is tailored to meet your needs and those of your pet.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Our team will take your pet’s medical history, review results of testing done by your family veterinarian, and perform a complete physical examination of your pet. We will then discuss appropriate diagnostic steps based on your internist’s findings and observations.
Once a diagnosis has been established by our internal medicine team, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your pet, keeping in mind the goals you have set for your pet and your family.
Our internists work closely with your family veterinarian to ensure continuity of care, as well as a complete and accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Common tests and treatment options may include:
- Advanced Laboratory Testing of Various Tissue and Blood Samples
- Diagnostic Imaging – Ultrasound, Radiography (X-rays), CT scans
- Biopsies of Masses, Internal Organs, or Bone Marrow
- Endoscopy – Bronchoscopy (Lungs), Cystoscopy (Bladder & Urethra), Colonoscopy (Colon & Small Bowel), Gastroduodenoscopy (Stomach & Upper Intestines), Rhinoscopy (Nasal Cavity),
- Laparoscopy (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Biopsies of Internal Organs)
- Hospitalized Care
- Feeding Tube Placement
Examples of conditions for which your family veterinarian might refer your pet to an internist:
- Hyperadrenocorticism or Hypoadrenocorticism
- Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism
- Pituitary Disorders
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis
- Acute and Chronic Vomiting/Diarrhea
Therapeutic Treatments for Hematologic Disease (diseases of the blood)
- Hemodialysis & Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
- Anemia or Other Blood Disorders
Hepatology (Diseases of the Liver)
- Acute Liver Failure
- Chronically Elevated Liver Values
- Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia
- Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia
- Tick borne (Lyme, Ehrichiosis, RMSF, Anaplasmosis)
- Viral, Fungal, Bacterial
Nephrology/Urology (Kidney and urological Conditions)
- Acute & Chronic Renal Failure
- Chronic, Recurrent or Resistent Urinary Tract Infections
- Feeding Tubes
- Parenteral Nutrition
Oncologic Disease (Cancer)
- Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
- Coughing and Other Breathing Problems