Veterinary Internal Medicine
Our veterinarians in Stockton are here to provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of internal medical conditions in dogs and cats, ranging from brain disorders to issues in your pet's immune system.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Internal veterinary medicine involves the treatment of disorders and diseases in our pets' internal systems and structures.
Our veterinary team brings extensive experience with internal medicine to the table when diagnosing and treating challenging cases, including brain disorders, tumors and lung disease.
At Rosemarie Pet Hospital, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We are capable of managing patients with multiple disorders or diseases and are able to provide treatment alternatives for those who don't respond well to standard procedures.
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)
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine 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 Stockton, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Rosemarie Pet Hospital in Stockton 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 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.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Stockton veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pet's suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, 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 Stockton.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine can also encompass urology condition like urinary tract infections in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease in our feline companions.
Your pet's urinary tract includes their kidneys, the tubes which carry urine to their bladder, the bladder itself, and the urethra (which carries urine our of their body). Disorders of the urinary tract 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.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
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 Stockton. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires specialized care which we aren't able to provide them, we will happily refer your to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Stockton.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Stockton and throughout the area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to cat and dog internal medicine with the advanced technologies and tools in our in-house diagnostic lab.
Our veterinary diagnostic lab is equipped the the equipment required to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and precisely so we can start treatment as soon as possible.
We're Always Welcoming New Patients
We can't wait to welcome you and your pet to the Rosemarie Pet Hospital family.