When it comes to providing your pet with the highest quality of care, you want to ensure that their health and wellbeing is in the hands of a team of expert professionals. For more serious and specialized medical problems, you may want to consider seeking out a veterinary internal medicine specialist. This type of specialist provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of ailments and diseases that affect your pet’s overall well-being.
What is Veterinary Internal Medicine?
Veterinary internal medicine is an area within the field of veterinary medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders related to the internal organs. This type of specialty focuses on pets’ cardiovascular, hepatic (liver), renal (kidney), respiratory, endocrine (hormones), hematological (blood), gastrointestinal (digestive) systems as well as immunologic disorders.
When Should You Consider Seeking Out a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist?
If your pet has been diagnosed with an illness or disease that affects one or more of its organs mentioned above, then seeking out a veterinary internal medicine specialist can provide you with additional resources for further testing and diagnosis. Additionally, if your pet’s condition is severe enough or requires intensive monitoring, then an internal medicine specialist can help provide supportive care until your pet recovers fully.
Signs That Your Pet May Need Care From an Internal Medicine Specialist
Below are some signs that may indicate your pet needs specialized treatment from an internal medicine specialist:
• Difficulty breathing
• Changes in water intake or urination habits
• Unexplained weight loss
• Vomiting or diarrhea
• Lethargy or changes in activity levels
If you notice any changes in behavior or appetite combined with any physical signs listed above – especially if they are sudden – it’s important to contact your regular veterinarian right away for further evaluation and treatment options. If needed they can refer you to a veterinary internal medicine specialist for in-depth care specific to your pet’s condition.
At Golden Gate Veterinary Specialists we strive to offer the highest quality care for all pets who require specialty services including those who need care from our board certified specialists in veterinary internal medicine. Our team works closely alongside referring veterinarians throughout Northern California Bay Area – including Larkspur – providing complete diagnostic services such as laboratory tests, radiographs (x-rays), ultrasounds, endoscopy procedures and more along with comprehensive medical treatments tailored specifically for each patient’s individual needs. We understand how important it is to have reliable information when making decisions about treatment options for our furry family members so our goal is always compassionately provide personalized attention while giving clients peace of mind knowing their beloved companion will receive the best possible care available at all times.
At Golden Gate Veterinary Specialists we are committed to helping ensure all pets receive quality care whether through our referral services or through partnering with regular veterinarians throughout Northern California Bay Area – including Larkspur – who specialize in treating various illnesses and diseases common among our four-legged friends . If you have questions regarding when medical attention from a specialty veterinarian might be needed contact us today at Golden Gate Veterinary Specialists so we can work together towards finding answers and solutions which best fit each individual patient’s needs while optimizing their long-term health outcomes .