A Comprehensive Approach
At Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Flat Rock, we take a comprehensive approach to resolving internal medicine issues.
What is internal medicine for pets?
Internal medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of your pet's internal systems, such as the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, or lungs.
Our vets at Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital bring years of experience in diagnosing and treating challenging internal issues.
We consider your pet's comprehensive health in all of our decisions and treatment recommendations.
Internal Medicine Sub-Specialties
Our veterinarians can assist in the following areas of internal medicine:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
- Neurology (disorders of the brain and nervous system)
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
- Gastroenterology (diseases of the digestive organs)
- Urology (urinary functions and genitourinary tract)
- Immunology (disorders of the immune system)
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
- Reproductive Issues
Diagnostics & Imaging
Our comprehensive approach to internal medicine is supported by advanced diagnostic testing, imaging, and other procedures.
We make diagnoses and treatment recommendations based on a complete picture of your pet's health issues, identified by collecting information about clinical signs, medical history, lab results, imaging studies, and testing.
FAQs About Internal Medicine
- What is a certified veterinary internal medicine specialist?
These veterinarians have completed advanced training in internal medicine after graduating from veterinary college.
While internists are considered primary care providers in human medicine, they are considered specialists in veterinary medicine.
- How do your vets determine what type of problem my pet might have?
By taking a comprehensive approach to internal medicine, we can base diagnoses and recommendations for treatment on a complete picture of your pet's health issues. We collect information about his or her history, imaging studies, bloodwork/lab results, clinical signs, and other testing.
- What happens if my pet has a really serious problem, like cancer?
We will treat your pet at our hospital if we have the required expertise in-house. We will refer you to an experienced specialist if your pet requires expertise or surgery that we do not provide in-house.
Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital is part of a network of superb veterinary specialists throughout North Carolina.
- What kind of diagnostic tests can you run?
Depending on your pet's type and size, we will recommend a series of tests or advanced diagnostic procedures that can encompass:
- Specialized Blood Testing
- CT scan
- Soft Tissue
- Biopsy via Ultrasound Guidance
- Bone Marrow Evaluation