While we often see your pets for obvious surface problems, there are numerous health issues that can develop that we can’t immediately see, so our team of veterinarians have to collect information from a patient’s history, clinical signs, blood work and other diagnostics.
Whether it’s running an urinalysis to differentiate between a urinary tract infection and diabetes and kidney problems, to x-rays to evaluate the heart and lungs in a pet with a coughing problem, to ultrasounds to identify liver failure, internal medicine is where we put our medical knowledge and detective skills to ample use.
Such problems could involve: the heart, lungs, kidneys, digestion, endocrine system, cancer, and much, much more.
When our animal companions are not feeling well, they can’t tell us what’s wrong or where it hurts. These invaluable tools allow our veterinarians to delve deeper – below the surface of the skin – to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat whatever is ailing your pet. This is why getting a complete and accurate diagnosis can help improve the chances of a quick and full recovery for your pet.