INTERNAL MEDICINE SERVICES AT VSS
INTERNAL MEDICINE SERVICES
Members of our Internal Medicine team have advanced knowledge of small animal endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory disease, neurology, oncology, infectious and immune-mediated disease, and diseases of the kidneys and lower urinary tract. Our Internal Medicine clinicians also work alongside other specialty services at VSS (including surgery, cardiology, emergency and critical care, oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology and physiotherapy) to obtain the highest level of care and expertise possible.
Our Internal Medicine service offers a variety of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including ultrasonography, ultrasound- or CT-guided biopsies, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, cystoscopy, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI, chemotherapy, transfusion medicine, feeding tube placement, joint taps, CSF taps and bone marrow biopsy.
As a referral practice we work in conjunction with your local family vet to optimise the care of your pet both during initial treatment and longer-term as required.
Some of the problems that our internal medicine veterinarians diagnose and manage include:
- Breathing problems, including lung disease and nasal disease
- Brain and other neurological problems including seizures, meningitis and weakness
- Blood disorders including anaemia, immune mediated disease and bleeding problems
- Vomiting and diarrhoea
- Endocrine disease such as Diabetes, Thyroid Disease and Cushing's disease
- Kidney and bladder problems including urinary tract stones and chronic kidney disease
- Infectious diseases
- Cancer (read more about our Oncology services)
- Liver diseases
- Unexplained fever, lethargy, weight loss
- Managing multiple or complex medical conditions
How our specialist internal medicine team can help you and your pet
We are proud to offer specialised imaging technology such as digital radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and CT at each of our locations. MRI is also available at our Underwood hospital.
We have over 20 years’ experience in minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy. Endoscopy is a procedure that can be used to visualise the internal surfaces of many organs. We can also use endoscopes to take samples of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract to aid in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease, the major airways for lower respiratory tract diseases, tissues within the nasal passages or sinuses in upper respiratory tract diseases, and the urethra and bladder in urinary tract disease.
The use of a minimally invasive procedure typically means that your pet can avoid open surgery. This means a faster and less painful recovery.
We work closely with our allied specialists such as emergency and critical care, surgery, physiotherapy, cardiology, oncology and ophthalmology to ensure all aspects of your pet's care is addressed.
As a referral practice we work in conjunction with your local family vet to optimise the care of your pet both during initial treatment and for longer-term care as required.