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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine specialists (internists) are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the intestinal and urinary tract, liver, pancreas, kidneys, lungs, blood, endocrine and respiratory systems, as well as immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Your primary care veterinarian may refer you to an internist if your pet has complex issues, if a definitive diagnosis is elusive, or if he/she is not responding to standard therapies. Importantly, internists serve as an extension of your primary veterinarian’s practice, providing access to sophisticated diagnostic modalities and unparalleled resources for treatment, including other specialists when necessary.

As part of our mission to provide exemplary care and service, the Internal Medicine Service at CUVS is staffed by three board-certified internists, an outstanding nursing staff, and a client liaison. Our internists are renowned in their fields and sought after in the region for their deep knowledge, experience and skillsets that ensure efficient, accurate diagnoses, and treatment that is carefully tailored to your pet’s individual needs. Our team is dedicated to spending the time to ensure that you fully understand your pet’s condition as well as the diagnostic and treatment options, and working with you to affect the best possible outcome.

The Services We Offer

The Internal Medicine Service at CUVS offers a comprehensive array of sophisticated diagnostic and treatment capabilities, including:

  • Advanced endoscopic capabilities for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital disease
  • Therapeutic endoscopy, including foreign body retrieval and esophageal balloon procedures
  • Ultrasonography, including ultrasound-guided aspirates and biopsies
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging, including on-site CT and fluoroscopy
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Bone marrow aspiration and core biopsy
  • Thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, arthrocentesis
  • Tracheal wash, bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Blood pressure and hemodynamic monitoring (direct and indirect)
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Comprehensive point-of-care laboratory testing
  • Access to Cornell University’s world-class Animal Health and Diagnostic Center
  • Blood component transfusion therapy
  • Tracheal, urethral and ureteral stenting
  • Interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy
  • Feeding tube placement (gastric, esophagostomy, nasoesophageal, nasogastric)
  • Comprehensive nutritional management

Our internist work closely with our other specialists ensuring that each pet benefits from collaborative and cumulative expertise and a continuum of care. Notably, CUVS internists work closely with our critical care specialists to provide exceptional continuity of care for critically ill or medically complex patients. As such:

  • Hospitalized pets receive seamless and unparalleled monitoring and care around the clock
  • You, your pet, and your referring veterinarian benefit from an integrated approach that brings together the best combination of expertise for the individual patient
  • Doctors are accessible for case consultation and updates 7 days a week
Internal Medicine

The Conditions We See

We see a wide range of conditions, in the following disciplines:

  • Gastroenterology – including the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and pancreas
  • Nephrology (kidneys)
  • Urology (lower urinary tract)
  • Endocrinology (thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, pituitary)
  • Hematology (blood system)
  • Respiratory system (nose, airways, lungs, chest cavity)
  • Immune-mediated disease
  • Infectious disease (bacterial, viral, protozoal, fungal)

Our Specialists

Our Internal Medicine Service is staffed by three specialists, all board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine:

To make a referral, or to schedule a consultation with a CUVS internal medicine specialist, please call 203.595.2777.

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