We perform diagnostic workups for patients with atypical or unusual disease presentations. We can also offer advanced diagnostic testing and treatment regimens. We work to integrate optimal patient management into your treatment plan. Our advanced training and specialized equipment can be beneficial to you and your clients. Internal medicine specialists treat a wide variety of complex medical conditions including:
- Gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic diseases
- Immunologic and blood disorders
- Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases
- Endocrine disease
- Kidney and urinary tract disorders
- Infectious disease
We utilize a diverse array of equipment, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to achieve favorable results including:
- Ultrasound and ultrasound-guided aspirates and biopsies
- Tracheal wash (transtracheal and endotracheal)
- Gastrointestinal endoscopy
- Foreign body retrieval
- Esophagoscopy and esophageal balloon dilation
- Rhinoscopy and skull radiology
- Tracheal and urethral stent placement
- Laparoscopy (in conjunction with the surgery department)
- EKG Holter and event monitoring
- Echocardiogram (with our board certified cardiologist)
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Feeding tube placement (nasoesophageal, esophageal, PEG)
- Chemotherapy for lymphoma, mast cell tumor, and histiocytic sarcoma
A word on Endoscopy...
Endoscopes are tube shaped instruments that allow access to internal body tissues without surgery. Your New England Animal Medical Center (NEAMC) internal medicine department has access to endoscopes that can look inside the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, and intestines) for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. We can also perform cystoscopy to evaluate the urethra and bladder in dogs and rhinoscopy to evaluate the nasal sinuses and oral cavity. Our endoscopes allow an “inside view” of ulcers, growths, or objects your pet may have swallowed.
Many veterinarians refer their patients to an NEAMC internal medicine specialist for gastrointestinal evaluation, particularly in chronic cases of vomiting and diarrhea. Unfortunately pets, like their owners, can suffer from inflammatory bowel disease and other intestinal ailments that can only be diagnosed accurately with biopsy. Endoscopic biopsies are usually much easier on a patient than conventional surgery and pets often can go home the same day the procedure is performed.
In some cases foreign material can be removed with special retrieving instruments avoiding a surgical procedure for your pet. In the past we have removed jewelry, coins, plastic toys, and a host of other “foreign bodies” that would otherwise have required conventional surgery to remove.