Our Veterinary Internal Medicine Services
A veterinary internal medicine specialist is skilled at diagnosing and treating diseases of the internal systems, such as kidney failure, digestive issues, hormonal problems, and diabetes.
If your pet’s diagnosis is known, our internist can confirm the diagnosis and make treatment recommendations, giving you peace of mind. If a diagnosis is elusive or therapy is not proving effective, our internist may be better able to reach a diagnosis or adjust the treatment plan to improve results and return your pet to good health or manage their chronic illness.
At Newtown Veterinary Specialists in Newtown, we emphasize a comprehensive, team approach to our cases and work not only with your veterinarian but also with other specialists to ensure the best care for our patients.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialists
A veterinary internal medicine specialist has advanced training in veterinary internal medicine, including a one-year internship and a three-year residency after veterinary school.
Treating Disease in Pets
After a referral from your primary care vet, an internal medicine specialist will complete a thorough physical exam of your pet and may recommend additional testing, done in-house in our state-of-the-art veterinary lab. Depending on your pet's condition, diagnostic testing or treatment may include:
- Advanced lab testing of tissue and blood samples
- Endoscopy procedures
- Imaging, including X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan
- Bone marrow evaluation
- Intravenous nutrition (TPN)
- Stomach or esophageal feeding tube
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures