Veterinary internal medicine deals with the non-surgical diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the internal organs of animals. Northern Valley Animal Clinic is fortunate to have a team of veterinarians who are experienced in internal medicine and who have access to advanced technology for diagnosing and treating a wide variety of conditions.
Experienced Veterinary Team
Conditions affecting the internal organs of pets range from parasites to congenital conditions to viral infections and cancer. An experienced veterinary team is a significant benefit to your pets as they can more quickly and accurately diagnose conditions, leading to a faster treatment and recovery time.
Some of the more common internal medicine conditions that our doctors treat include:
- Infectious disease
- Hormonal imbalances
- Pet cancer
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Reproductive disorders
- Digestive issues
Animals in the wild hide illnesses to avoid attracting the attention of predators. Pets do the same, making it hard for owners to recognize when a pet is in the early stages of disease. For this reason, regular pet wellness exams are crucial to early detection of diseases affecting the internal organs.
In addition to a thorough physical exam, our veterinarians may recommend routine blood work as your pet ages to track any subtle changes in organ function. Detecting changes early allows our doctors to diagnose and treat issues early, allowing for a much better recovery and return to full health.
Northern Valley Animal Clinic is equipped with advanced veterinary diagnostic technology for early detection and treatment of internal medicine issues. Some of our diagnostics include:
- In-house veterinary lab—Our lab is equipped to analyze blood, urine, fecal, and cell samples for specific diseases, parasites, imbalances, and organ function.
- Electrocardiography—Our ECG allows us to diagnose heart disease in pets, including issues with pulse rate, valve functioning, strength of the heart muscle, birth defects in the heart, inflammation, or malformation of the heart muscle.
- Radiology—Veterinary X-rays can be used to detect masses or foreign bodies in pets and location and condition of organs and muscles, as well as internal damage.
- Ultrasound—Ultrasound can be used to view the internal organs and their functioning without the need for stressful surgery. This diagnostic tool can give our veterinarians clear direction both in diagnosing and treating pet conditions.
Pet Treatment Options
With the vast number of pet ailments possible, a wide variety of treatment options and support systems offers pets the best chances of a complete recovery. We want the advanced technology available today to benefit your pet.
In addition to our complete veterinary pharmacy, Northern Valley Animal Clinic has equipped our treatment area, intensive care, and veterinary surgical suite with advanced patient support systems, including:
- Intravenous fluid support
- Pulse oxidation monitoring
- Oxygen therapy
- Oxygen saturation
- Thermal regulation
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Electrocardiograph (EKG) monitoring
When your pet has an internal medicine issue, trust the experienced veterinary team of Northern Valley Animal Clinic to diagnose, treat, and put your pet back on the path to full health.