Internal medicine powered by the latest technology
Veterinary internal medicine is concerned with the care and treatment of your pet’s internal organs. This requires methods and tools to examine your dog or cat’s internal organs, including:
- Electrocardiography: An EKG machine is used to detect neurologic or electrical abnormalities in your pet’s heart.
- Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a tool that enables us to observe the physical form and size of your pet’s internal organs, allowing us to detect any abnormalities. It also allows us to determine how well your pet’s heart is functioning. (We collaborate with a visiting internist who comes to our practice for this service.)
- Endoscopy: Endoscopy is a tool for examining and obtaining samples of interior areas of intestines and other tissues. (We collaborate with a visiting internist who comes to our practice for this service.)
- Radiology (X-ray): X-rays allow us to see images of the internal organs and structures in your pet’s body without surgical intervention.
Delivering high-quality internal medicine requires a medical staff that is knowledgeable and experienced. That’s why our veterinarians attend numerous conferences every year. This expands their knowledge in the diagnoses and treatments for the many conditions that might affect your pet.
Sometimes a patient’s medical issue (or issues) requires additional expertise. Our medical team works closely with a number of specialists in a wide range of disciplines to give your pet the best possible care.
When your pet experiences an internal medical issue, he or she may or may not show symptoms. If something seems amiss, it’s time for an exam. Even when things appear normal, it’s still a good idea to have your pet examined on a regular basis. Once a year is a good rule of thumb for most young pets. Twice a year is appropriate for senior pets.