Internal Medicine Consultations at Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital
Taking care of animals can be a complex task of reading external clues and analyzing data from blood tests and other types of testing. These measures can sometimes reveal problems in the internal organs that need intensive treatment to maintain the animal's health. At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, BC, we offer consultations for pets with internal medicine health issues.
What Is Veterinary Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine is an area of veterinary care that deals with disorders of the internal organs. The category can cover a wide variety of health problems that can stem from genetic factors to aging issues. When our veterinarians recommend a blood test or provide an ultrasound of internal organs, the results offer information about what's going on internally. The tests can reveal problems that require treatment that is critical for your pet to live and function normally.
Conditions That Involve Internal Medicine Care
Your pet may develop a problem such as an abnormal heart valve, kidney disease, liver disease, or dysfunction in the endocrine system that provides hormones for normal body processes. Some animals develop lung problems that impact their quality of life. In addition, infectious diseases can affect the function of internal organs and threaten your pet's life. These issues require special treatment, including medications, therapy, and even surgical intervention. Our vets can ensure that proper care is being provided to help your pet maintain a normal, active life.
How Our Vets Can Help Manage Internal Medicine Issues
During regular visits, our veterinarians may find internal organ problems that require treatment and ongoing monitoring to manage the issue successfully. Internal medicine consultations can help to ensure that your pet receives the proper treatment for his or her health issue. If needed, our veterinarians can also refer you to a veterinary specialist with additional training and experience in treating your pet's specific condition. In addition, our veterinarian can keep the specialist informed of any changes noted in your pet's health that may affect further treatment. In this way, needed adjustments in medication, therapy, or other measures can be made quickly. This individualized care can provide careful monitoring of your pet's health for the best treatment outcome.
Contact Us for Internal Medicine Consultations from Our Surrey Veterinarians
Our veterinarians and professional staff at Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital make patient care their priority for pets in Surrey and surrounding areas. We offer many services, including preventative care, vaccinations, surgery, microchipping, allergy care, orthopedic care, and more. Contact Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital today at (604) 536-3131 for an appointment to learn about consultations for your pet's internal medicine-related health issues.