Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Specialists have an enormous knowledge base and are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions affecting individual bodily organs, or entire systems of the body.  To complicate matters, some Patients experience multiple ailments simultaneously, making the job of the Internist that much more challenging!

At the Center for Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Care, we are fortunate to have experienced, Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialists who are trained to diagnose and treat everything from cancer to gastrointestinal and urinary tract illnesses; liver, pancreas and kidney diseases; heart, lung, and respiratory problems; endocrine disorders, immune system, blood, and bone marrow abnormalities.

Our Internal Medicine Specialists perform procedures such as:

  • endoscopy (upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy, laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy (airways, lungs) cystoscopy (bladder), rhinoscopy (nose)
  • ultrasound (abdomen, thorax, neck area, heart (echocardiography)
  • bone marrow aspirates
  • electrocardiograms (ECGs)
  • needle biopsies of masses or diseased organs
  • advanced blood testing
  • minimally-invasive abdominal surgery (laparoscopy)
  • abdominal surgery (laparoscopy)
  • tracheal and urethral stent placement

Internal Medicine in Action

Collapsing trachea is a common condition in Yorkshire Terriers and other small breed dogs. A honking cough is the most frequent symptom, and can range from mild to severe. Some dogs experience near complete airway obstruction as a result of their collapsed trachea, which leads to respiratory distress. Placement of a tracheal stent can relieve suffering in the most severely affected patients. In these pictures you see Bjorn having a tracheal stent placed with the coordinated efforts of Internal Medicine specialists at CVSEC and Radiology specialists at Animal Imaging.

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