Just like in the TV show "House, MD," veterinary internal medicine specialists (or "internists") work to diagnose and treat complex internal (and sometimes external) disorders or diseases in dogs and cats. The Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware’s (VSCD) internal medicine team of three board-certified doctors, along with a specialty certified nurse and three licensed technicians, sees cases during during the week but are on call at other times to work with other VSCD specialists when urgent issues arise.
Internal medicine deals with the non-surgical diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the internal organs and organ systems of a pet. Our most common referrals are chronic vomiting or diarrhea, difficult-to-manage diabetics, immune-mediated or auto-immune diseases, protein-losing nephropathy, and chronic liver disease, but our specialists treat all of the following conditions:
Because there are many different kinds of conditions and factors that can play into internal medicine issues, working with veterinary internists greatly enhances the ability to diagnose and treat these conditions.
Your pet's specialized care is supported by an experienced internal medicine nursing staff, advanced diagnostic equipment, and access to special laboratories for the most accurate diagnosis. From your initial hour-long appointment, our internists are committed to finding the right health care solution for your four-legged family member.
Our internal medicine diagnostic services include:
If you believe your pet would benefit from seeing one of our internists, please speak with your family veterinarian about a referral. We will work with your pet’s regular doctor to determine the best treatment plan for his or her health condition.
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