Veterinary Internal Medicine
What is Internal Medicine?
Veterinary internal medicine involves diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems – including conditions related to nervous system disorders, tumors, endocrine conditions and gastrointestinal disease.
Consultation & Diagnosis
Combining our extensive veterinary experience with a variety of diagnostic tools in-house at our Cincinnati hospital, our team can assist with the evaluation and diagnosis for internal medicine cases.
If your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer in-house, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Cincinnati.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Cincinnati and throughout the area.
Internal Medicine Conditions
Internal medicine conditions include the following:
Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
If your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Cincinnati, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
Our team of veterinary professionals at Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic in Cincinnati understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and starting defensive action in order to protect their health. The immune system, however, doesn't always function the way it should. In this case, your pet will likely be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen throughout your pet's body and eliminating waste gases like carbon monoxide. Since cats and dogs don't sweat in the same way people do, your pet's respiratory system plays a key role in regulating their body temperature.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Cincinnati veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Some of the most common cancers in dogs can include mast cell tumors, bone cancer and lymphoma. In cast, they include feline leukemia virus, mammary cancer, skin cancer and lymphoma.
If your pet requires diagnosis or cancer care beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Cincinnati.
Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Critical hormones are secreted by your pet's body thanks to their endocrine system, composed of glands throughout their body. When these hormones and glands aren't functioning or at the levels they should be, symptoms can include poor coat condition and skin problems.
Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your animal requires diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Cincinnati. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Internal medicine consultations for dogs and cats are supported at Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic with testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology to assist in the diagnosis of your pet's internal medicine condition so that treatment can begin as soon as possible.
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