Veterinary internal medicine entails treating disorders and diseases of animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from gastrointestinal and reproductive issues to tumors.
At Catawba Animal Clinic, we use numerous diagnostic tools and treatment methods in our vet lab.
We're able to manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those will not respond well to standard procedures.
Is your pet showing symptoms of an internal condition? Your vet can perform a comprehensive physical exam for your pet to diagnose the issue and develop a detailed treatment plan geared to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
Similar to people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. By leveraging the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can assess your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
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 Rock Hill, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
Our team of veterinary professionals at Catawba Animal Clinic in Rock Hill understands many people invest significant time and finances in properly breeding companion animals. If your animal is experiencing reproductive challenges, our vets will work to diagnose the problem and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the issue.
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.
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 a number of 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 asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Rock Hill veterinarians. 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 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 Rock Hill.
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.
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 Rock Hill. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
We put your pet's health first when it comes to treating their health issues.
If your pet needs expertise or a procedure that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Rock Hill.
Our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine is supported by advanced imaging, testing, and other diagnostic procedures.
At our in-house vet lab, we have the technology we need to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition so, treatment can start sooner.
Catawba Animal Clinic is welcoming new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Rock Hill companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.