Veterinary Internists Diagnose & Treat Complex Pet Diseases

Internal Veterinary MedicineThe specialists in the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital Internal Medicine Department are trained to diagnose and treat disorders affecting all systems of the body: gastrointestinal, urinary, hematologic, hepatic, endocrine, and respiratory systems. Our internal medicine veterinarians often evaluate the most complex cases, those most difficult to diagnose and therapeutically manage. This extensive experience, combined with a high level of skill, allows us to offer pets the ultimate in quality veterinary medicine.

Experience in Advanced Diagnostics

Using the most advanced diagnostic technology, our veterinarians work alongside multiple specialists to evaluate patients. This multidisciplinary approach provides a unique and comprehensive benefit to all patients. Our medical team gains a fuller understanding of your pet’s condition to better diagnose the source of discomfort.

Diagnostic tests and procedures available to our patients include:

  • Bone marrow evaluations
  • Critical care management
  • CT scan, digital radiography
  • Endoscopy and feeding tube placement: bladder, airways, GI tract
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Ultrasonography with biopsies

Experience in Treating Complex Diseases

Pets living with a wide variety of diseases and conditions are under the care of our internists.

Affected Systems

Common Diseases Treated at RBVH

Note: I-131 treatment for feline hyperthyroidism is now available at RBVH.

Endocrine

Diabetes, thyroid, and Cushing’s disease

Gastrointestinal

Inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatitis

Infectious

Leptospirosis, tick-borne diseases (Lyme), viral (FIV), and fungal (aspergillosis)

Kidney and urinary tract

UTI & FLUTD

Respiratory

Asthma and pneumonia

Hematology

Immune-mediated diseases, anemia, and platelet disorders

Due to the complexity of cases seen by this department, our internists spend a great deal of time educating our pet owners about diagnostic and treatment options. This process has several benefits: it allows pet owners to select treatments in the best interest of themselves and their pets; it fosters a commitment to treatment recommendations through a supportive environment; and it enables pets to enjoy a higher quality of life.

Board-Certified Veterinary Internists

Board-certified internists are specialists who focus on diagnosing and treating diseases of the internal systems. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, board-certified internists complete an internship and residency in their specialized field, an additional three to five years. This is followed by a rigorous examination from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), which oversees specialties in cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, and neurology. Passing this examination grants the status of Diplomate of the AmericanCollege of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM). The area of concentration is then placed in parenthesis after that title. For example, DACVIM (Internal Medicine).

The ACVIM believes veterinary specialists bring a greater understanding in these fields and have a greater knowledge of unusual, uncommon, and rare disorders in both large and small animals.