Veterinary internal medicine involves the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting animals' internal organs and systems.
Our veterinarians bring extensive experience to the table in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging cases, ranging from lung disease to endocrine system issues and tumors.
At Veterinary Associates, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We are capable of managing patients who are suffering from multiple diseases and disorders, as well as providing effective treatment alternatives for those animals that don't respond well to standard procedures.
If your pet is showing symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a series of comprehensive physical exams to diagnose their health issues and create a detailed treatment plan that is customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
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 Grenada, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
Our team of veterinarians and staff at know that there is a huge amount of financial investment and personal commitment that goes into breeding animal companions.
If your animal is showing signs of reproductive difficulties, our vets will work with you to diagnose and assess the issue, offering appropriate treatments to help restore your companion's health.
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 critical work in delivering oxygen throughout their body and eliminating waste materials like carbon dioxide. Since dogs and cats don't sweat like humans do, this system is also the way that they regulate their 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 Grenada veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets that are suffering from GI problems will often experience symptoms like blood in their stool constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, the loss of their 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 varieties of cancer in dogs can include melanoma, lymphoma, bone cancer and mast cell tumors. 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 Grenada.
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 Grenada. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Your pet's health is our highest priority.
If your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Grenada.
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.
Veterinary Associates is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Grenada companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.