The Companion Animal Internal Medicine service specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases in the dog and cat. We offer a wide range of diagnostic tests and procedures for immunologic, endocrine, infectious, genetic and toxic diseases; diseases of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract; diseases of the kidney and urinary tract, and disease of the respiratory system. Among the procedures we offer are routine and specialized blood tests, bone marrow evaluation, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, and cystoscopy. In addition, we work together with our diagnostic imaging service to offer radiography, ultrasound, CT-scans, MRI and nuclear medicine. We emphasize a comprehensive, team approach to our cases and we frequently work not only with your veterinarian but also with other services and specialists to ensure the best care for our patients.
Conditions commonly referred to the Internal Medicine Service include:
- Infectious diseases
- Immune-mediated diseases
- Endocrine diseases (e.g. diabetes)
- Diseases of the blood (e.g. anemia)
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Diseases of the pancreas and liver
- Kidney and urinary tract diseases
- Respiratory diseases
- Flexible and rigid cystoscopes
- Gastroduodenal endoscopes
- Rigid and flexible endoscopes for rhinoscopy
- Portable ultrasound unit
- Continuous interstitial glucose monitor
- Specialized coagulation testing
- Blood ammonia testing
What is a Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine?
In addition to university undergraduate education and four years of veterinary school, board-certified veterinary specialists have completed an internship and residency in specialized fields involving an additional 3-5 years of training. Following this extensive training, a board-certified veterinary specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve board certification and be designated a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and/or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. This advanced training allows specialists in Internal Medicine to deal with complex and uncommon disorders and to potentially provide diagnostic testing or treatments that may not be available at your referring veterinary clinic.