If you are a pet owner in the Northern California Bay area or Lagunitas, you may have heard of veterinary internists. But what is a veterinary internist? Veterinary internists specialize in diagnosing and treating complex medical problems in animals. This type of specialty care is often needed for pets with challenging and difficult to diagnose cases.

When dealing with an animal’s health, it is important to understand all treatment options available. Veterinary internists provide specialized care that may not be available through your general veterinarian. These experts have advanced training in internal medicine – diseases that affect the body’s organs, such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract – as well as endocrine and metabolic diseases like diabetes and thyroid conditions.

Veterinary internists can also assist with diagnosing neurological conditions like seizures or mobility issues due to arthritis or other age-related defects. They can provide specialized care for cancer patients such as chemotherapy or radiation treatment plans tailored specifically for your pet’s needs. And they specialize in evaluating complex cases when multiple issues need to be addressed at once.

In some cases, veterinary internists may even recommend performing certain tests or procedures that your general veterinarian does not offer such as ultrasounds or endoscopies – both of which are important tools for diagnosing many medical conditions early on before they become more serious health concerns.

When you take your pet to the vet for a check-up or routine surgery, veterinarians typically perform physical examinations to diagnose any underlying health problems before recommending further testing if necessary. However, when certain symptoms persist despite these exams and basic diagnostic tests such as blood work or X-rays have been completed without an obvious diagnosis being revealed it may be time to consult with a veterinary internal medicine specialist who can help you identify what is causing your pet’s discomfort and provide effective treatments tailored specifically for their needs.

At Golden Gate Veterinary Specialists our team of experienced veterinary interns are committed to providing excellent patient care by combining their knowledge of internal medicine with compassionate client service when helping you determine the best course of action for your pet’s health needs. We understand how hard it can be when dealing with a sick pet so we strive to make sure our clients feel comfortable throughout every step of the process from diagnosis through recovery while offering guidance specific to their case every step of the way so they know exactly what options are available for their furry family member’s care plan moving forward.

If you think that your pet is suffering from an underlying condition that requires specialized attention do not hesitate to reach out to us at Golden Gate Veterinary Specialists where we will provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments tailored just for them!