Some of the problems that 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 stone disease and chronic kidney disease
- Infectious diseases
- Cancer (read more about Oncology)
- Liver diseases
- Unexplained fever, lethargy, weight loss
- Managing multiple or complex medical conditions
If required to treat your pet's problem, we have access to specialised imaging technology such as radiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CT at our Carrara and Jindalee hospitals (and soon Underwood).
We also have advanced experience in minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy. We can perform endoscopy procedures which help visualise the internal surface of organs. We can then take samples to aid in diagnosis of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract in gastrointestinal disease; the major airways for lung disease and the urethra and bladder in urinary tract disease.
Minimally invasive procedures typically means that you're 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, 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 long-term if needed.