Veterinary internal medicine is a term used to describe a variety of specializations that focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals.
The internal medicine team at our hospital specializes in treating a variety of health issues that originate from different parts of the body. While the below list is not exhaustive, our veterinarians can help address the following health problems:
Infectious diseases: Like kennel cough, which can be mitigated through vaccination and treatment.
Stomach and intestinal disease: Including digestive problems.
Kidney and liver disease: In addition to degenerative conditions due to old age, such as kidney and liver failure.
Immune disorders: Either genetic or late-onset, which can make your pet more vulnerable to other diseases.
Pancreatic disease: Including pancreatitis in both dogs and cats.
Hormonal disease and disorders: And other genetic issues that can affect your pet’s behavior and overall health.
Respiratory disease: Relating to any issues with the upper and lower respiratory systems, including the mouth, nose, airways, throat, and lungs.
Blood disease: Or other issues relating to the normal functioning of blood cells.
Some types of cancers: Cancers related to the organs can usually be treated by our internal medicine team.
Our internal medicine team communicates and works with other specialty departments in order to provide a comprehensive care plan for your pet’s unique situation. Treatment may include, but is not limited to, the following procedures:
Advanced Diagnostic Tools that can help to determine the specific ailment your pet is suffering from.
Surgeries to aid in the treatment of diseases that impact internal organs.
Medication that can help manage symptoms and aid in your pet’s recovery.
Holistic care to monitor and treat other health problems that may arise that may be related to the initial diagnosis.