Internal Medicine

Finding the answers, even when things get complicated

 
 
 
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When should you request a referral to an ACVIM board certified veterinary specialist?

  • Your pet’s disease is uncommon, complicated, or undiagnosed after standard testing.

  • You would like an informed, neutral second opinion of your pet’s condition.

  • The outcomes of the current treatments are not going well or as expected.

  • Your pet requires a sophisticated procedure that is offered by a specialty hospital.

  • Your pet can benefit from 24-hour monitoring provided by a referral hospital.

 

Ailments Treated:

Our days consist of a wide variety of assessments, diagnostics and treatments for patients living with complicated medical issues. Some examples of ailments we see include the following:

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Weight loss

  • Decreased appetite

  • Heart arrhythmia

  • Heart murmur

  • Liver disease

  • Anemia

  • Kidney Disease

  • Immune Mediated Disease

  • Cough / Labored breathing

  • Urinary Problems

  • Joint pain

  • Fever

  • Prostate Disease

  • Abdominal masses

  • Cancer

  • Edema

  • Cushings

  • Addison’s

  • Hypercalcemia

  • Nasal Disease

  • Lethargy

  • Fluid accumulation

  • Seizures

  • Neurologic abnormalities

Minimally Invasive Procedures:

The initial consultation includes a physical examination and a review of history, signs/symptoms and any previously performed lab tests. Further evaluation and treatments may include minimally invasive procedures such as the following:

  • Abdominal ultrasound

  • Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates or biopsies of internal organs or growths

  • Ultrasound guided extraction of fluid (abdominocentesis, thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis)

  • Care of hospitalized patients utilizing in-house and reference labs and advanced treatments

  • Endoscopy to view and biopsy regions non-surgically

    • Stomach

    • Small intestine

    • Colon

    • Urinary Tract

    • Nose

    • Lungs

  • Digital Radiographs

  • CT Scans

  • Blood transfusions

  • Bone marrow aspiration or biopsy

  • Echocardiogram

  • Electrocardiogram

  • Blood pressure

  • Tracheal stent placement for collapsing trachea

Our specialists and dedicated staff will work hard to provide you information about your pet’s health.

 
 
 
 
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