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As specialists in veterinary internal medicine, our focus is treating complex, multiorgan, chronic and debilitating, or acute and imminently life-threatening diseases in dogs and cats.

Organ systems and diseases that we specialize in include:

Blood Dyscrasia

Disorders resulting in too few, too many, or atypical blood cells including immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and neutropenia, iron deficiency anemia, blood loss anemia, bone marrow dysfunction from toxicities, premalignancies and infectious diseases and polycythemia.

Digestive

Esophageal strictures and swallowing disorders, disorders of the stomach, inflammatory bowel disease, foreign objects within the digestive tract, chronic and acute pancreatitis, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, diseases of the rectum and anus including masses, strictures and perianal fistulas.

Endocrine

Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, hypoparathyroidism,
hyperparathyroidism, other disorders of calcium homeostasis, hypoadrenocorticism and hyperadrenocorticism.

Infectious Diseases

FeLV, FIV, FIP, heartworm disease and other vector-borne infectious agents, viral and fungal respiratory infections and parasitic and viral diarrheal diseases.

Liver & Gallbladder

Acute & chronic hepatitis, liver and gallbladder infection, gallstones, biliary mucocele and liver shunt diagnosis.

Respiratory

Nasal discharge and sneezing from nasal foreign objects, fungal infection, allergies and inflammatory polyps; lower respiratory disorders including chronic bronchitis, collapsing airways, feline asthma, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, allergic airway disease and pulmonary fibrosis.

Urogenital

Acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, pyelonephritis, sterile and bacterial cystitis, kidney and bladder stones, renal-associated systemic hypertension, prostatitis, vaginitis, and pyometra diagnosis.

 

 

 

Although we routinely see patients with cardiac and neurologic disorders, we are not specialists in cardiology or neurology. We diagnose and treat conditions within these specialties such as pericardial effusion, congestive heart failure, and myasthenia gravis. We do not perform routine echocardiograms or advanced neurological imaging (MRI). For these needs, we recommend that an appropriate specialist in those areas of veterinary medicine be consulted.