Internal Medicine is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving multiple organ systems. These include various endocrine (hormonal disorders such as diabetes mellitus), respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary (kidneys and bladder), immune-mediated, infectious and liver diseases.

After evaluating the patient, the internist will make recommendations for the most appropriate diagnostic testing for the animal, in order to properly establish the condition(s) involved and to determine the possible treatment options. Some of the advanced diagnostic procedures that may be recommended include:

  • Advanced laboratory testing
  • Ultrasound
    • Abdominal
    • Chest
    • Soft Tissue
  • Ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies
  • Digital radiographs and Fluoroscopy
  • Endoscopy
    • Digestive system
    • Respiratory system
    • Nasal Cavities
    • Urinary Bladder
  • Bone marrow evaluation and Joint Taps
  • Advanced imaging such as CT and MRI

As a part of our diverse referral clinic, the Internal Medicine service has direct access to veterinary specialists in various other disciplines ensuring the most complete approach to each patient’s medical and surgical needs.

What Do I Bring to my Referral Appointment?

Be sure to bring any relevant medical records or information to your first appointment. Ask your veterinarian for copies of any relevant medical tests, imaging studies, x-rays, or laboratory panels.

Remember, you also can do your part to maximize your pet's recovery by keeping your pet's traveling medical records organized and by strictly adhering to the recommendations of your veterinary team for the scheduling of follow up appointments, etc. At every appointment, be sure to write down any important recommendations, or ask the veterinarian or a staff member to write them down for you.
 

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