Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine comprises of treating the disorders and diseases of animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians deliver extensive experience in treating and diagnosing difficult cases such as disorders of the nervous system, brain, tumors, and lung disease.
The vets at New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center have a variety of treatment methods and diagnostic tools at their disposal.
We are able to manage patients with multiple disorders or diseases and give effective treatment alternatives for pets that don't have a good response to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is displaying symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will perform an extensive physical exam of your companion to diagnose the problem and develop an in-depth treatment plan tailored to their requirements.
Our vets treat and diagnose ailments in the following categories:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Cats and dogs can suffer from heart disease and disorders just like people. We can use the technology at our in-house vet lab, to examine your pet for any signs of heart conditions in order to get you the results quickly. These faster results mean we can start the treatment process sooner.
- Reproductive Issues
Our veterinary team at New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center in New Ulm understand the personal commitment and financial investments that are associated with breeding pets properly. If your animal is having reproductive difficulties, our vets will work hard in order to diagnose the problem and provide the appropriate treatment options needed to help resolve the issue.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is tasked with finding abnormal cells or foreign invaders and starting the defensive actions needed to protect the animal's health and well being. However, there are times when the immune system doesn't work as it should, in a case like this your vet will diagnose your pet with an immune-mediated disorder.
Examples of common immune-mediated disorders in cats and dogs are irritable bowel syndrome, anemia, hypothyroidism, allergies, skin diseases and arthritis.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
The respiratory system of your pet performs the essential task of bringing oxygen to the body and getting rid of waste gases like carbon dioxide.Since cats and dogs don't sweat the same way humans do, their respiratory system plays an important part in regulating your pet's body temperature.
There are several common pulmonary disorders vets see in dogs such as canine distemper virus, lung tumors, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Pulmonary disorders commonly found in cats are bacterial infections, bronchitis, viruses, asthma and parasitic worms.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Our veterinarians in New Ulm often see internal medicine issues pertaining to Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. These GI conditions affect the intestines and stomach of your pet, interfering with their ability to digest food and take in it's nutrients.
Animals that suffer from GI issues will often experience symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, blood in their stools, gas, vomiting, weight loss, abdominal pain and loss of appetite.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Even the fittest animals and humans can be impacted by cancer.In many cases if cancers in pets are found early they can be treated with therapy, surgery and other methods.
Th most common cancers found in dogs include mast cell tumors, lymphoma, bone cancer and melanoma. In cats some of the most common cancers are feline leukaemia virus (FeLV), lymphoma, skin cancer and mammary cancer.
If your pet needs cancer diagnosis or care beyond our skilled veterinarians scope we will refer you to the closest veterinary specialist available.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Internal medicine in veterinary care also includes urology conditions like feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs
The urinary track of your pet includes the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the kidneys, the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body and the bladder. Disorders in the urinary track can affect any parts with in this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Thanks to the hard work of your pet's glands, essential hormones are secreted into their body. These hormones and glands are known as your companions endocrine system.When this system isn't working the way it's supposed to your pet could develop symptoms such as poor coat conditions and skin problems.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology covers conditions of the brain and spinal cord, as well as neuromuscular dysfunction in veterinary internal medicine. Some common neurological disorders in cats and dogs include IVDD, tumors and seizures.
In the case that your pet needs care or diagnosis of a neurological condition out of the scope of our experienced veterinarians our staff will be glad to refer you to a specialist of animal internal medicine or a veterinary neurologist. The vets at our hospital will work closely with your specialist to make sure your animal companion receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires an expertise or procedure that is not offered at our hospital we will be happy to refer you to one of the remarkable veterinary specialists we are connected to in our network.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support a comprehensive approach to cat and dog internal medicine using advanced imaging, testing and other diagnostic procedures we have available.
We have an in-house veterinary lab which is equipped with the technology we require to diagnose your animal's internal medicine condition accurately and quickly so we can start treatment faster.