Veterinary internal medicine involves the treatment of most serious diseases and health problems affecting dogs and cats, and those are suffering from multiple health issues. With recent advances in veterinary care, more pets are coping with multiple diseases that were previously difficult to manage. For example, a cat with diabetes may also be suffering from kidney failure, or a dog in heart failure may also be diagnosed with cancer.
Diseases that often require the expertise of a clinician with an interest in internal medicine include:
- Blood Disorders
- Acid base problems
- Heart Disease
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Nutritional Diseases
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Immune Related Disorders
- Kidney Dysfunction
- Non specific clinical signs such as vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive drinking, malaise, weight loss/weight gain, anaemia and fever.
After an initial consultation, a patient may undergo further tests, including routine and specialised blood samples and x-rays. Our veterinary clinicians work closely with each other. Ultrasonography and endoscopy, carried out by our in house expert, are often used to assist in obtaining a medical diagnosis, and medical cases frequently require the skills of oursoft tissue surgeons.