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The specialists in the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital Internal Medicine Department are trained to diagnose and treat disorders affecting all systems of the body including the gastrointestinal, urinary, hematologic, hepatic, endocrine, and respiratory systems. Using the most advanced diagnostic technology, our doctors work alongside multiple in-house specialists to evaluate patients. This allows our medical team to gain a fuller understanding of your pet’s condition and to better diagnose the source of your pet’s discomfort. This multidisciplinary approach provides a unique and comprehensive benefit to all patients.
Our Internal Medicine doctors often evaluate the most complex cases; those which are difficult to diagnose and therapeutically manage.
Pets living with the following are often under the care of our internists:
• Endocrine Diseases: diabetes, thyroid, Cushing’s disease
• Gastrointestinal Diseases: inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis
• Hematology: immune mediated diseases, anemia, platelet disorders
• Infectious Diseases: leptospirosis, tick-borne diseases (Lyme), viral (FIV), fungal (aspergillosis)
• Kidney & urinary tract diseases
• Respiratory Diseases: asthma, pneumonia
Diagnostic tests & procedures include:
• Bone Marrow Evaluations
• Critical Care Management
• CT Scan, Digital Radiography
• Endoscopy/Feeding Tube Placement: bladder, airways, GI tract
• Transfusion Medicine
• Ultrasonography with Biopsies
Due to the complexity of the cases seen by this department, our internists spend a great deal of time educating pet owners on the diagnostic and treatment options available. We believe that education allows pet owners to select treatments that are in the best interest of themselves and their pets, helps foster compliance to medical recommendations, and enables pets to enjoy a higher quality of life.
What is a board certified veterinary internist?
Board-certified internists are specialists who focus on diagnosing and treating diseases of the internal systems. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, board-certified internists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). This is followed by a rigorous examination to achieve board-certification status from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) which oversees specialties in cardiology, internal medicine, oncology and neurology. Passing this examination grants the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM). The area of concentration is then placed in parenthesis after that title. For example, DACVIM (Internal Medicine). The ACVIM believes that veterinary specialists bring a greater understanding in these fields and have a greater knowledge of the more unusual, uncommon, and rare disorders in both large and small animals.