Veterinary Internal Medicine
Solving medical mysteries in dogs & cats every day.
At Park Animal Hospital, we’re proud to have highly skilled and qualified veterinarians, but sometimes we may have to refer to a board certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist. To achieve board certifications, a veterinarian must attend and pass additional training and exams to understand how your pet’s internal body systems function. A Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist can properly diagnose and treat many serious diseases that can affect the health of those internal systems. Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialists are uniquely qualified and trained to solve the multitude of complex problems your companions can experience including the following disorders:
- Infectious Diseases
- Nephrology/Urology Neurology
- Respiratory Diseases
Our practice provides basic internal medicine screening and testing, but we also seek the assistance of specialists for specific diagnoses. The doctors at Park Animal Hospital will consult with internal medicine specialists.
Why Does My Pet Require An Internal Medicine Specialist?
A general veterinary practitioner can diagnose and treat many health problems, but certain conditions and diseases require the care of a doctor who has intensive, specialized internal medicine training to provide the best possible outcome for your pet. If one of our veterinarians is referring you to a specialist, be confident knowing their recommendation is based on getting the best medical care for your pet. Specialists have advanced diagnostic equipment and treatments not available in every practice.
In some scenarios, our veterinarians may be able to consult with a board certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist about your pet’s care, but in other cases it’s mandatory to refer your loved one to a specialist. Our doctors are at the forefront of their field and use advanced techniques in the field of veterinary medicine, but we don’t have any in house board certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialists. Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced imaging. This allows our team to provide the absolute best care possible, have the best answers, and help guide you through choosing the best treatments for your pet.
What Health Conditions Can Be Treated By An Internal Medicine Specialist?
A referral to a board certified internal medicine specialist, who is qualified to diagnose and treat many health issues and serious diseases that your pet may encounter. Here are some of the typical diseases that a general veterinary practitioner will refer to a specialist:
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Immune Related Disorders
- Kidney Dysfunction
- Heart Disease
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
If you are concerned about your pet’s health or are just curious if your pet may require the expertise of a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist, contact us today to discuss your pet’s care.