Veterinary internal medicine is used for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
Our experienced veterinarians are capable of diagnosing and treating challenging cases using internal medicine including disorders of the brain and nervous system to lung disease.
At Downtown Animal Care Center, our fully equipped in-house laboratory contains the advanced tools needed to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical condition.
Our vets are able to manage situations including many conditions as well as cases that are more difficult.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and create a detailed treatment plan customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat conditions in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Dogs and cats are also susceptible to heart diseases and disorders. With the state-of-the-art technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets are able to examine your pet for signs of heart conditions and diagnose quickly. Quicker results mean that treatment can begin sooner.
On the occasion that your vet may be unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks, we would send you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Denver, and would be fully involved with your specialist and the process to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Downtown Animal Care Center in Denver understands that breeding companion animals can be a large financial investment and personal commitment and so reproductive issues can be especially stressful. If your animal has begun experiencing reproductive difficulties, our experienced vets will work to diagnose the issue and inform you of appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is important for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. Your pet's immune system is responsible for defending its body against these threats. Unfortunately, your pet's immune system might not always work as it should, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Some of the more common immune disorders that your pet may suffer from include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system is essential for delivering oxygen to its entire body and removing gases such as carbon dioxide. Your pet's respiratory system is also incredibly important for regulating body temperature as your pet isn't able to sweat in order to cool itself down.
Dogs are known to experience many common pulmonary disorders, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Some of the most common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are one of the most common issues seen by our Denver vets. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, making it difficult for your pet to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Some of the common symptoms for pets experiencing GI issues could be blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer can affect your pet regardless of health or age. Cancer treatment has the highest level of success when diagnosed and treated quickly, typically cancer in pets is treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Dogs commonly experience cancers such as mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. While some of the common cancers in cats include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your pet requires a more in-depth diagnosis or specialized cancer care our experienced vets will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Denver.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Our vets also treat many urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
The urinary tract system of your pet is made up 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.
If your pet is diagnosed with a urinary tract disorder it can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
The endocrine system is made up of glands and hormones that are essential for your pet's body to function normally. These glands are responsible for carrying all the essential hormones throughout their body and when it isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat condition.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is covers conditions of the brain and spinal cord in your pet as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some common neurological disorders we see in dogs and cats include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
Your pet may require a more in-depth diagnosis and treatment for its neurologic conditions. In these cases, our experienced veterinarians will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Denver. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
The health and well-being of your pet will always be our highest priority.
There may be circumstances in which your pet needs a specialized procedure or expertise that we do not offer, in these circumstances we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Denver.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We are proud to offer a comprehensive approach to the health of your pet with advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures available through our in-house lab.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with everything we need in order to provide you with a quick and accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition so that treatment can begin sooner.