Veterinary Internal Medicine

Learn more about internal medicine below.

Pet Internal Medicine

Board-certified veterinary internists treat complex medical cases with critically ill patients with advanced training and extensive knowledge in their respective fields. These experienced veterinary internists specialize in diagnosing and treating respiratory disease, endocrinology, infectious diseases, oncology, cardiology, and kidney disease. Through a combination of radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound, and expert interpretation of blood tests, we can help provide your pet with the most effective care available. Virginia Veterinary Specialists offers the finest internal medicine care for your companion.

The experience of our qualified veterinary staff includes, but is not limited to, the following procedures and treatments:

Endoscopic Procedures

  1. Laryngoscopy
  2. Cystoscopy
  3. Thoracoscopy
  4. Rhinoscopy
  5. Esophagoscopy
  6. Upper GI endoscopy
  7. Colonoscopy
  8. Endoscopic balloon dilation for esophageal and colonic strictures

Respiratory Conditions

  1. Bronchopneumonia
  2. Collapsing Trachea/ Bronchomalacia
  3. Bronchitis
  4. Bronchiectasis

Minimally Invasive Techniques

  1. Radiology
  2. Bone marrow aspirates
  3. Abdominal and thoracic ultrasound
  4. Joint and spinal taps
  5. Ultrasound-guided biopsies
  6. Computed Tomography
  7. Blood gas and blood pressure monitoring
  8. PEG tube placement and tube feeding
  9. Chemotherapy

At VVS, we understand the importance of your pet’s well-being. You can rest assured that in the hands of a board-certified internist, your pet will be provided with the necessary care to ensure a smooth and long-term recovery.

Respiratory Conditions

Our team can help treat a number of respiratory conditions using our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. We can treat help diagnose and treat bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, bronchiectasis, and collapsing trachea/bronchomalacia.

Endoscopic Procedures

We can perform endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures on your pet if needed. Endoscopy uses a long, flexible tube with a video camera to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract. We can take biopsies and/or remove foreign objects from the stomach or intestinal tract with this equipment.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Minimally invasive techniques are fundamental in limiting the amount of intensive procedures required. If possible to implement, we will turn toward minimally invasive techniques to treat your pet.