Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine is concerned with the treating of diseases and disorders affecting animals' internal systems.
Our thorough and knowledgeable veterinarians are ready to tackle your pet's internal disorders from reproductive and gastrointestinal issues to heart and lung disease.
At Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders and offer alternative treatments for our patients who are not responding positively to standard treatment methods.
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 ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Dogs and cats can be susceptible to heart diseases and disorders the same way we can. Through the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets are able to screen your pet for signs of heart conditions and offer quick results, and the sooner you get results, the sooner treatment can begin.
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 Medford and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital in Medford understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, 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.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system does the important job 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 several common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, canine distemper virus, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include bronchitis, asthma, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Medford veterinarians. GI conditions involve 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, gas, vomiting, 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 Medford.
- 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.
Your pet's health will always be our top priority.
If we feel that your pet requires a procedure or expertise that we cannot offer, we will refer you to an experienced and knowledgeable internal medicine veterinary specialist in Southern Oregon.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your cat or dog's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.