Veterinary internists specialize in conditions, illnesses, and injuries that affect a pet’s internal systems.
Their role includes performing a variety of diagnostic testing, evaluations, symptom management, and developing treatment plans to help pets feel better when something is “off” in their bodies. Sometimes the reasons are obvious, but internists often serve as our veterinary “detectives,” using special tools and training to uncover what is causing the symptoms and what can be done to help a pet feel better.
It can be hard to determine if your pet isn’t feeling up to snuff, so it’s always important to have regular visits with your pet’s family veterinarian and be sure to alert him or her of any changes that you notice in your pet, including behavior, bathroom habits, and dietary changes. If your vet notices something unusual, he or she may refer you to an internist at our hospital for further evaluation. We work very closely with you and your veterinarian to come up with a comprehensive treatment approach for your pet that is effective and fits your comfort level as a caregiver. Some conditions commonly in need of advanced treatment from an internist include diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, IMHA, kidney disease, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Internists specialize in the following services and areas of the body: