Treating Sick and Injured Dogs & Cats
Finding out what’s going on inside your pet’s body is the basic goal of internal medicine, Ingersoll Animal Hospital relies on some of the finest veterinary technology and expertise available to treat any internal health issues in your family pet member.
When your pet is not acting right our veterinarians will examine your pet and gather information. We then formulate a plan with your input that will enable us to reach a diagnosis and then develop an appropriate treatment plan for your dog or cat. Our talented veterinarians work with the finest veterinary technology.
What Does “Internal Medicine” Mean for My Pet?
As veterinarians, one of the biggest obstacles we deal with is the fact that we cannot talk to our patients. Since we can’t simply ask your pet what hurts or what their symptoms are, our veterinarians rely on a wide range of skills, equipment, and technologies to evaluate your pet and get your family dog or cat back on his or her feet.
Internal medicine includes any service that may be used in treatment of a disease, injury, or other condition occurring within your pet’s body. This type of medicine is different than preventative care or surgery or specific pet care services used to treat patients. Though these services may be included, the term “internal medicine” is actually much broader in definition.
Veterinary Diagnostics such as laboratory testing and digital X-ray play a central role in internal medicine. Digital DR x-rays provide the veterinarian with a radiographic image that can be viewed immediately on a high-resolution monitor without the need for film development. In addition, comprehensive monitoring of an illness and injury, tailoring treatment to meet your pet’s needs over time, is a hugely important part of internal medicine for companion animals. Medication, surgery, and other services may be recommended in the course of treatment, depending on your pet’s individual needs.
Our veterinarians are trained to diagnose and treat internal medicine cases involving disorders that affect the following systems:
- Hematologic (spleen and blood)
Our therapeutic services for these cases include, but are not limited to:
The veterinarians on our team have a special interest in treating internal cases in cats and dogs. You can count on Ingersoll Animal Hospital to provide exceptional care for your pet family member if he or she should ever need the help of a qualified veterinary internist.
Please call us today for more information on our internal medical services.