Looking beyond the obvious

Internal Medicine

Finding the answers, even when things get complicated

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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