Internal Medicine

Veterinary Internal Medicine encompasses the disciplines of endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology, infectious disease, nephrology/urology, neurology, cardiology, and pulmonology. The veterinarians in our Internal Medicine Department are trained to diagnose severe, acute, and chronic illnesses, and complicated conditions in which several different disease processes may be involved.

Similar to working on a jigsaw puzzle, in order to create a complete picture of your pet’s health issues, our internal medicine service collects and matches the many necessary pieces of information from the patient’s history, clinical signs, lab results, imaging studies, and special testing.

Diagnostic services commonly provided through internal medicine include the following:

  • Video endoscopy (including: rhinoscopy, gastro-duodenoscopy, bronchoscopy, proctoscopy/ colonoscopy, cystoscopy, vaginoscopy)
  • Diagnosis & monitoring of endocrine conditions (including: adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, insulin and sex hormone evaluations, diabetes)
  • Feeding tube placements
  • Bone marrow biopsies and aspirates
  • Tumor biopsies and fine needle aspirates
  • Transtracheal / Endotracheal washes
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) taps
  • Imaging procedures (abdominal or thoracic ultrasound, echocardiogram; advanced imaging procedures, such as computed tomography (CT)
  • Urological procedures (including: voiding hydropropulsion, catheterization for diagnostic sample collection, urethralstone retropulsion)

The veterinarians in our Internal Medicine Department also provide Iodine 131 therapy for the treatment of cats with hyperthyroidism.

Our Internal Medicine Doctors