Our veterinarians are general practitioners who focus on the nonsurgical diseases in pets.
Our veterinarians at Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic are general practitioners who have a special interest in internal medicine, the specialty branch of veterinary medicine focused on nonsurgical diseases in animals. Internal medicine involves the complex inner workings of all of your pet’s organs and the various systems, such as respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, reproductive and endocrine. Through the practice of internal medicine, we emphasize noninvasive diagnostic measures and treatment.
Symptoms that signal need for internal medicine examinations
Among the symptoms that signal need for internal medicine care are loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, chronic vomiting and diarrhea, abnormal blood tests, unexplained bleeding, fainting, collapse or seizure, respiratory problems, kidney and urinary tract issues including incontinence or inability to urinate, seizures, joint pain and ongoing infections.
Depending on your pet’s health issue, our veterinarians will conduct an examination and discuss with you the course of action as far as which diagnostic tests they would like to perform to make a diagnosis. This might include routine blood work, X-rays, ultrasound and other diagnostic tests.
Common diseases our clinic treats
Among the most common internal medicine issues our veterinarians treat are cancer, obesity, diabetes, osteoarthritis, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease. If your pet’s health issue requires a specialist, we have connections with veterinary professionals in the area and region who specialize in a range of disorders. These veterinary specialists might have access to specialized diagnostic or treatment tools that a general practice veterinarian would not have. Depending on the case, we will either refer you to a specialist or we will consult with a specialist to determine an effective course of treatment for your pet.
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