Internal Medicine

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Veterinary Internal Medicine at CAREThe veterinary internists at CARE diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, urogenital, vascular and pulmonary systems.

These diseases are often complex and difficult to diagnose, and our internal medicine team has extensive training and experience with a variety of critical, acute and chronic diseases. While the process of identifying your pet’s disease may be complex, we always work to provide both a diagnosis and treatment as quickly and efficiently as possible.

During your pet’s visit, our internist will perform a detailed review of the patient’s history and the findings of the referring veterinarian or emergency clinician before conducting an extensive physical exam. With this information, we will formulate a plan for diagnostic tests and treatment. Testing can be as simple as evaluating of blood work or may require advanced diagnostics like radiographs, ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, or MRI imaging. Internists use this comprehensive evaluation to find the root causes of symptoms, recognizing subtle abnormalities or rare diseases to help return patients to good health.

Our internists spend a great deal of time educating pet owners about diagnostic and treatment options. We coordinate the care of your pet with your primary veterinarian and, when needed, other CARE specialists. We know that a team approach to solving problems provides the best care possible and ensures your pet has a high quality of life.