Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
The extensive experience of our veterinarians and vet team enables them to more accurately identify and treat challenging cases, from disorders of the brain and nervous system to lung disease and tumors.
At All Animal Clinic, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
Our clinic offers a number of treatment alternatives for patients who need specialty care, and we can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If you're worried that your pet could be suffering from an internal condition, your vet will conduct a thorough 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)
Whether they are domestic companion animals or livestock, animals can suffer from heart diseases and disorders just as humans can. 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.
- Reproductive Issues
The vet team at All Animal Clinic understands that there is a financial and personal commitment to properly breeding companion animals, farm animals, and livestock. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The importance of the immune system can't be overstated. Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. If this internal system doesn't work as it should, 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, cats and many of our favorite companion animals don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
Some common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs include 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 Leighton veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
GI problems often cause symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. If caught in the early stages, many pets can be treated with a combination of medications, therapies, and other methods.
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.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
An important aspect of veterinary internal medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of 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 and hormones that make up the 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)
Veterinary neurology deals with conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats, and other large and small mammals include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your pet needs specialized diagnoses or treatment for neurological conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we are happy to refer your pet's case to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Leighton. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Keeping your pet happy and healthy is our highest priority!
If your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Leighton.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to veterinary internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology we need to diagnose your pet quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.