Our Vancouver veterinary team is able to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for various conditions in cats and dogs related to veterinary internal medicine, including immune system disorders and reproductive conditions.

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Treatment of Internal Conditions

Veterinary internal medicine includes the treatment of any diseases and disorders that involve your pet's internal systems. 

Our experienced veterinarians are able to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that affect a broad spectrum of internal areas. At Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, we offer a range of diagnostic tools and treatment methods that allow us to treat even some of the most challenging cases. 

Veterinary Internal Medicine in Vancouver

Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions

Your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam if your pet has been experiencing any symptoms of a potential veterinary internal medicine condition. Once the condition has been diagnosed, your vet will then create a detailed treatment plan for your pet's unique needs. 

Some of the areas of internal medicine that your vet will look at when diagnosing your pet are:

  • Cardiology (heart-related disorders)

    Pets are just as likely as humans to develop heart-related conditions. Utilizing the tools and equipment available at our in-house vet lab, your vet will perform a full examination of your pet looking for any signs of heart conditions which will allow their diagnosis to be quick. Having results available quicker means that your pet will be able to begin treatment sooner.

    Your vet may be unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition while performing our internal medicine exam. If this is the case, then we will be sure to forward you and your pet to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Vancouver.

  • Reproductive Issues

    At Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in Vancouver our experienced team of veterinary professionals is aware of the major financial investment and time commitment is required when breeding companion animals. If you discover that your animal is suffering from reproductive concerns, our compassionate vets will perform diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem. 

  • Immunology (immune system disorders)

    Your pet's immune system is important for the protection of your pet against abnormal cells and is necessary for the overall health of your pet. There may be occasions that the immune system doesn't work as well as it should, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.

    Some of the most common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.

  • Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)

    Your pet's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen to the body. This process is also used for eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Your pet's respiratory system plays an important part in ensuring that your pet is able to cool down as animals do not have the same ability to sweat as humans do. 

    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. 

  • Gastroenterology (digestive organs)

    Our vets in Vancouver commonly diagnose GI conditions. GI conditions are any illnesses that affect the stomach and intestines in your pet, which can cause issues with your pet's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.

    Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

  • Oncology (tumors and cancer)

    Animals of all types as well as humans are susceptible to various cancers. In many cases, if the cancer is diagnosed as early as possible your pet will have a positive outcome. Typically cancers in dogs and cats can be treated using a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.

    For dogs, some of the most common cancers a dog might experience include mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. For cats, some of the most commonly diagnosed 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 Vancouver.  

  • Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)

    Urology conditions are a group of illnesses that also fall under the spectrum of internal medicine such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.

    The kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra are all the main parts of your pet's urinary tract that expels urine from your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.  

  • Endocrinology (glands and their functions)

    The glands in your pet's body are important for the secretion of hormones that are necessary for the function of your pet's body. Both the glands and hormones are a part of the entire endocrine system. Skin problems and coat concerns can arise if your pet is experiencing issues with their endocrine system.

  • Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders) 

    When your pet experiences conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction, your vet will explain that these conditions fall under neurology. For dogs and cats, some of the most common conditions 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 Vancouver. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.

Specialist Referrals

For our entire veterinary team at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, the health and wellness of your pets are of the highest priority. 

If your pet experiences a condition that is outside of our area of expertise, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Vancouver.

Laboratory & Diagnostics

We aim to provide comprehensive dog and cat internal medicine using a variety of advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures. 

Our in-house veterinary lab is fully equipped with the modern technology necessary to accurately diagnose your pet's internal medicine conditions in a timely manner so that treatment can begin sooner.  

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