Veterinary Internal Medicine in Idaho & Oregon
Small animals are unable to communicate information about pain or discomfort, but a specialist in veterinary internal medicine has the training and expertise to diagnose the problem and provide appropriate treatment. The medical and surgical team at WestVet includes three board certified veterinary internists to provide the highest quality care for a range of veterinary disorders for pets and families in Idaho and Oregon.
A vet specialist in internal medicine provides veterinary emergency & critical care for diseases of the lungs, thoracic, intestines, kidneys, and abdomen. In addition to internal veterinary medicine, small animal internists have cross training as a veterinary oncologist, neurologist, and cardiologist to provide care for rare and unusual conditions.
Small Animal Internists Treat a Wide Range of Veterinary Disorders:
- Endocrinology – Addison’s disease, Cushing’s Syndrome, canine hypothyroidism, diabetes, insulinoma, and feline hyperthyroidism
- Gastroenterology – Treatment for disorders of the stomach, intestine, esophagus, liver, pancreas, and biliary tract
- Hematology – Treatments and therapies for red blood cell, platelet and white blood cell disorders, immunology for immunodeficiency diseases, and blood component therapy
- Infectious Disease – Bacterial, viral disease, bartonella, mycoplasma, rickettsial, protozoal, and fungal disease.
- Nephrology/Urology – Treatment for disorders of the kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters, and urethra.
- Respiratory Disease – Disorders of the lungs, bronchi, nasal cavity, larynx, and trachea.
When a clear diagnosis is elusive or therapies are ineffective, your veterinarian may refer your pet to a veterinary internist to diagnose and adjust treatment plans to restore your pet’s health. Please speak with your veterinarian about a referral for a consultation with a specialist at WestVet.