Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Internal diseases and disorders are treated in veterinary internal medicine.
They have extensive experience diagnosing and treating difficult cases, from the brain and nervous system disorders to lung disease and tumors.
Hermitage Animal Clinic has a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options.
With our expertise, we can treat patients with multiple diseases or disorders who do not respond well to standard treatments.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination to diagnose the problem and develop a treatment plan that is specific to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat the following conditions:
- 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 your veterinarian is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks, we will refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Hermitage and collaborate with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
- Reproductive Issues
Veterinary professionals at Hermitage Animal Clinic know how much money and time it takes to properly breed companion animals in Hermitage. If your pet is having problems reproducing, our veterinarians will try to figure out what's wrong and recommend the best course of action.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is in charge of identifying foreign invaders or abnormal cells and initiating defensive action to safeguard the animal's health. Having said that, the immune system does not always function properly, and your pet may be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases are all common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
The respiratory system of your pet delivers oxygen to the body and removes waste gases like carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats don't sweat like humans, their respiratory system regulates their body temperature.
Among the most common pulmonary diseases in dogs are COPD, canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses are common in cats.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Internal medicine issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common occurrence among our Hermitage veterinarians. GI problems affect your pet's stomach and intestines, preventing them from properly digesting food and absorbing nutrients.
Blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss are common symptoms in pets with GI issues.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, 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.
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 Hermitage.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
UTIs (urinary tract infections) in dogs and FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease) in cats are among the conditions covered by veterinary internal medicine's practice of urology.
Pets have four parts to their urinary system: ureters (which store urine), kidneys, and urethra (which removes urine from the body). Disorders of the urinary tract can affect any part of the body.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your pet's body by a variety of glands. Your pet's endocrine system consists of these glands and hormones. When your pet's endocrine system is not functioning properly, skin problems and poor coat condition can occur.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a subspecialty of veterinary internal medicine that encompasses brain and spinal cord disorders, as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Seizures, IVDD (intervertebral disc disease), and tumors are some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats.
If your animal requires diagnosis or treatment for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will gladly refer you to a specialist in animal internal medicine or a veterinary neurologist in the Hermitage area. Our veterinarians will collaborate with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Our main concern is your pet's health.
If your pet requires a procedure or expertise that we do not provide, we will refer you to a qualified veterinary internal medicine specialist nearby.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures back up our comprehensive approach to canine and feline internal medicine.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology required to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition, allowing treatment to begin sooner.