Our pets cannot tell us specifically when things are going wrong, or when they aren’t feeling well. The only way for us to know is by watching them closely and picking up on subtle cues. It is important to bring your pet to your primary care veterinarian as soon as you see any significant change in behavior, appetite, or activity. Early detection is key. Sometimes, your primary care veterinarian may feel your pet will benefit most from seeing a board-certified internal medicine specialist.
The Internal Medicine service at CUVS provides expertise in many disciplines, including hematology, endocrinology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hepatology, respiratory medicine, urology, immune disorders, and infectious diseases. We currently have three board-certified internal medicine specialists on staff. Our experience enables accurate diagnosis in a directed and efficient manner, and also allows us to tailor diagnostic and therapeutic plans to your pet’s specific needs.
Optimal patient outcomes depend on continuity, collaboration, and quality communication with you, your referring veterinarian and, in some cases, other specialists. The internist frequently provides that “bridge”. We serve as an extension of your primary veterinarian’s practice, providing access to diagnostic modalities and expertise, unparalleled resources for treatment, and excellent service.
At CUVS, internists and criticalists work intimately together to provide a continuum of care for both inpatients and outpatients:
Internal Medicine at CUVS offers: