Veterinary internal medicine is the treatment of diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
Our internal medicine veterinarians bring extensive experience working with challenging cases, involving things like brain and nervous system disorders, lung disease and tumors, and more.
Advanced Care Animal Clinic has a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods available, allowing our vets to provide your pet with timely and effective care.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide alternative treatment options for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
A veterinary cardiologist is a specialist that has advanced training in the heart and circulatory system.
To become a board-certified veterinary cardiologist a veterinarian usually completes a one-year internship followed by extensive specialized training in an approved residency training program (usually 3-5 years). Our visiting cardiologist attends our clinic as required to diagnose conditions in cats and dogs, and perform cardiological procedures.
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your internal medicine vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam to diagnose the issue. Based on the results, a detailed treatment plan, carefully customized to their needs, will be developed.
Our internal medicine veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology available in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions and get results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner, giving us a better chance at success.
We have a board-certified veterinary cardiologist available to consult on cases on an as-needed basis to diagnose and treat your dog or cat's heart condition.
Our team of veterinary professionals at Advanced Care Animal Clinic in Smokey Point understands the financial investment and personal commitment involved in breeding companion animals properly. If your pet is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and taking defensive action to protect the health of the animal. That said, the immune system doesn't always work the way it's supposed to, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
Your pet's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
There are numerous common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include parasitic worms, asthma, bronchitis, bacterial infections, and viruses.
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue. 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.
Cancer can impact even the fittest animals. When diagnosed in the early stages, cancers in dogs and cats can often be successfully 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, 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 Smokey Point.
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.
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.
If your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's condition as part of our internal medicine offering, we can refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Smokey Point, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
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 Smokey Point. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires a procedure or expertise beyond our scope, we will refer you to an experienced internal medicine veterinarian near Smokey Point.
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures and tools.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.
Advanced Care Animal Clinic welcomes cats, dogs, and their people to our clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Smokey Point companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's appointment.