Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine in veterinary practices involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders that affect animals' internal systems and structures.
Our veterinarians bring extensive experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from disorders of the brain and nervous system to gastrointestinal conditions and tumors.
At , we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We are capable of managing patients who have multiple disorders and diseases and are able to provide effective treatment alternatives for those who aren't able to properly respond to standard procedures.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and create a detailed treatment plan customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
If we are unable to diagnose or treat your cat or dog's heart conditions as part of our internal medicine checks and tests, we will forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Carrollton, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Carroll County Animal Hospital in Carrollton understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly.
If your pet is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work with you to not only diagnose their issues, but to off appropriate treatments in consultation with you to help revolve the issue.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is what is responsible for detecting foreign invaders and abnormal cells in order to begin defensive actions to protect your pet's health. That being said, your companion's immune system won't always work exactly as it should. In cases like this, your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Carrollton veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer can impact even the fittest animals and humans. When your pet is diagnosed in the earliest stages of their cancer, your dog or cat's illness may be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies and more.
Some of the most common cancers in dogs include mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your pet requires diagnosis or cancer care beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Carrollton.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. When your pet's endocrine system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat condition.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your animal requires diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Carrollton. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Rest assured that your pet's health is always our absolute highest priority.
If your dog or cat needs a procedure or expertise that we aren't able to offer, we will always refer you to a trusted internal veterinary medicine specialist in the Carrollton area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to internal medicine in dogs and cats with advanced diagnostic testing capabilities through in-house laboratories.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need, including the only private practice abdominal ultrasounds in the area, to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.