Diagnosis & Treatment of Small Animal Internal Medicine Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting your pet's internal systems, like organs.
Our veterinary team brings extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of both complex and common internal medical cases such as brain tumors.
At Fayette Veterinary Medical Center, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Small Animal Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is showing signs of internal conditions or disorders, our vets will be able to conduct a comprehensive exam to diagnose and create a treatment plan for the issue customized to your pet's unique needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- 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 our vets aren't able to diagnose or treat your cat or dog's heart condition as part of our regular internal medicine checks, we will forward you to a trusted Board Certified Internal Medicine vet in the Fayetteville area. We will work closely with them to ensure your pet gets the best possible care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Fayette Veterinary Medical Center in Fayetteville understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your pet is experiencing reproductive health issues, our vets will diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve their medical problems.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting invaders and abnormal cells and beginning defensive action in order to protect your dog or cat's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case 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 delivering oxygen to the body and eliminates waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including 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 Fayetteville veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cance is a disease that is capable of impacting even the most dit humans and animals. When diagnosed in its early stages, cancer in cats and dogs is often treatable with a combination of surgeries, therapies and medications.
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 Fayetteville.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers 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. These glands and hormones are your pet's 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)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your animal requires diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Fayetteville. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires a procedure or expertise that is beyond what we are able to offer, we are more than happy to refer you to an experienced internal veterinary medicine specialist in the Fayetteville area.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Feayette County and throughout the area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with technology to diagnose your pet's internal medical condition quickly and precisely so we can begin treatment as soon as possible.