Veterinary Internal Medicine
Cat & Dog Internal Medicine
With veterinary internal medicine, we can treat disorders and diseases of animals' internal systems.
Our vet internists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from disorders of the nervous system and brain to tumors, lung diseases and reproductive issues.
At Deer Park Animal Hospital, we leverage numerous diagnostic tools and treatment methods.
We are able to manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who will not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions in Pets
Is your pet displaying symptoms of an internal condition? Your vet can conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and develop a detailed treatment plan tailored to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat illnesses in these areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Similar to people, cats and dogs can suffer from heart disorders and diseases. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for symptoms of heart conditions so that you receive results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
If your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Suffolk County, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals in Suffolk County understands the personal commitment and financial investment that go into appropriate, proper breeding of companion animals. If your animal is experiencing reproductive challenges, our vets will work to diagnose the problem and offer effective treatment options to help resolve the issue.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
One of the main functions of your pet's immune system is to detect foreign invaders or abnormal cells, and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. However, the immune system does not always work as it should. In this case, your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in cats and dogs include arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, skin diseases, hypothyroidism, allergies and anemia.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system delivers oxygen to the body and eliminates waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Since dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a critical role in regulating the temperature of the body.
Dogs can be diagnosed with numerous common pulmonary disorders, including canine distemper virus, lung tumors, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bacterial infections, bronchitis, viruses and parasitic worms.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Suffolk County 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)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
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 Suffolk County.
- 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 Suffolk County. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist Referrals
If your pet requires expertise or a procedure that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Suffolk County.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Suffolk County and throughout the area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine is supported by advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
In our in-house veterinary lab, we have the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can be started sooner.
New Patients Welcome
Deer Park Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Suffolk County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.