DELIVERING VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE WITH TECHNICAL PRECISION AND PERSONAL EXPERTISE
The Advanced Veterinary Care Internal Medicine service is dedicated to providing an extraordinary level of patient care, but also places emphasis on a personalized relationship with our clients. We work in collaboration with your family Veterinarian, as well as other Specialists, to rapidly diagnose and more effectively treat illnesses.
WHAT IS A VETERINARY INTERNIST?
A Board-certified Veterinary Internist has undergone extensive training for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). In addition to undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, specialists are required to complete a one-year internship and 3 year (minimum) residency in their area of specialty. Furthermore, extremely thorough and exhaustive examinations must be passed in order to achieve certification. A Veterinary Internist has been trained to diagnose severe, chronic illnesses and other complicated conditions consisting of multiple problems. They generally treat a variety of problems involving the numerous body systems: gastrointestinal, infectious disease, respiratory, urologic, immune-mediated and hematologic, and endocrinopathies.
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
- Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
- Endoscopic foreign body removal (esophageal, gastric, airway)
- Supplemental feeding tube placement and management
- Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration
- Fine-needle aspirates and Tru-cut biopsies
- Blood glucose curves
- Specific endocrinology testing
- CT scan
- 24 hour intensive care
- Blood and plasma transfusions
WHAT ARE SOME CONDITIONS YOU MAY DIAGNOSE AND TREAT?
- Gastrointestinal problems such as chronic vomiting, diarrhea, or weight loss
- Endocrinopathies such as diabetes mellitus, Cushing's disease, or Addison's disease
- Lower respiratory issues such as feline asthma, canine bronchitis, pneumonia
- Infectious disease
- Immune-mediated disease
- Kidney disease such as chronic kidney disease management, kidney failure, or excessive protein loss in the urine
- Fevers of unknown origin
- Chronic nasal discharge
- Diseases involving the pancreas, liver, and spleen
WHY SHOULD MY PET SEE A VETERINARY INTERNIST?
Your pet would benefit from seeing an Internist if they have an uncommon or undiagnosed disease process after standard testing has been performed with your family Veterinarian. Your pet may also be referred if he/she has multiple problems that are difficult to manage. Referral is also recommended if your pet has a diagnosis, but the typical treatments for that disease process are not going as planned. Our hospital offers sophisticated procedures by skilled doctors, in addition to exceptional patient care in our 24-hour intensive care unit.
If you are a veterinarian looking to refer to our resident internist, please fill out the form linked below.
If you are a client looking to request an appointment with our resident internist, please fill out the form below.