Diagnosing & Treating Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine in Rockland County consists of treating disorders and diseases of pet's internal systems.
Our vets have years of experience in diagnosing and treating difficult cases, from disorders of the nervous system and brain to tumors and lung disease.
At Rockland Veterinary, we have access to a diverse range of diagnostic tools and treatment methods.
We are able to manage patients with multiple disorders or diseases, and offer effective alternative treatments for pets that don't respond well to normal procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your cat or dog is suffering from symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a complete physical examination of your animal to diagnose the problem and establish a detailed treatment plan individualized to meet their needs.
Our vets diagnose and treat internal medical conditions in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Similar to people, our pets can suffer from heart disorders and diseases. With the technology we have at our disposal at our in-house veterinary lab, we can examine your cat or dog for signs of heart conditions so you can get quick results. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
If your vet can't diagnose or treat your pet's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Rockland County, and work with them to make sure your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Rockland Veterinary in Rockland County knows the personal commitment and financial investment that goes into properly breeding companion animals. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the problem and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the issue.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for spotting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and starting defensive action to protect their health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it's supposed to, in this situation your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in cats and dogs include irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, anemia, hypothyroidism, skin diseases, and allergies.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system does the important task of delivering oxygen to the body and disposing of waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Since cats and dogs can't sweat the way humans do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
There are various common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, lung tumors, and pneumonia.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include parasitic worms, asthma, bronchitis, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are internal medicine problems that are often seen by our Rockland County vets. GI conditions impact your cat or dog's stomach and intestines, interfering with their ability to properly digest food and absorb nutrients.
Pets experiencing GI problems often suffer from symptoms such as diarrhea, blood in stool, constipation, gas, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact the healthiest animals and humans. When cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, in dogs and cats it can often be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
A few of the most common cancers in dogs include skin cancer, mast cell tumors, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and melanoma.
If your pet needs a diagnosis or cancer care that surpasses the capabilities of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Rockland County.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also encompasses urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
Your pet's urinary tract is made up 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 impact any element of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to 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's supposed to, symptoms such as skin problems and poor coat condition can develop.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a part of veterinary internal medicine that includes conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. A handful of the most common neurological disorders in cats and dogs include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your pet needs a diagnosis or care for a neurologic condition that is beyond the abilities of our experienced veterinarians, we'll be glad to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Rockland County. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to make sure your furry friend gets the best treatment possible.
Our highest priority is the health of your pet.
If your pet requires expertise or a procedure that we don't offer, your vet will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Rockland County.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Our approach to cat and dog internal medicine is supported by our comprehensive approach to veterinary medicine and advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab contains the technology we require to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so we can start treatment sooner.