The veterinary internal medicine department at Veterinary Specialty Hospital is staffed with seven board-certified specialists in internal medicine, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the gastrointestinal, urogenital, endocrine, cardiac, respiratory, and hematologic systems. VSH is one of the nation's pioneering sites for non-invasive scoping procedures in dogs and cats. Plus, members of our staff have authored several publications and textbook chapters dealing with several aspects of internal medicine.
The veterinary internal medicine staff prides itself on professional leadership, intensive diagnostics, state-of-the-art equipment, exceptional patient care, and a team approach. This approach emphasizes active collaboration within the department and with other specialty services on a comprehensive plan for diagnosis and treatment. From the treatment of cats with kidney failure, arthritis in dogs, diabetes in both dogs and cats, and a multitude of diseases and medical conditions, we believe that a strong mix of compassion and competence enhances service for our clients and their pets.
VSH treats patients who are referred to us by their family veterinarians. Learn more about booking an appointment for your pet or schedule your initial appointment for veterinary internal medicine by calling the VSH location nearest you:
- North County: (760) 466-0600
- San Diego: (858) 875-7500
The internal medicine department is well-equipped with five flexible endoscopes with high-resolution video and three rigid scopes for laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. A state-of-the-art, high-resolution ultrasound machine is routinely used to perform abdominal and cardiac imaging, along with non-invasive biopsy and aspiration procedures. Also, a high-resolution digital fluoroscopy system enables procedures such as pacemaker placement, angiography, and gastrointestinal/esophageal motility evaluation. VSH also has an active relationship with the UC Davis Nephrology team and we can offer patients in need of these services the highest-quality care.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Services and Procedures
- 24-hour monitoring by veterinarians and technicians
- Laparoscopy with high-resolution video
- Hemodynamic monitoring
- Endoscopy with high-resolution video
- Non-invasive biopsy and aspiration
- Gastrointestinal/esophageal motility evaluation
- Telemetry cardiac monitoring
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Pulse oximetry monitoring
- Fluid therapy infusion pumps
- Blood and plasma transfusion
- Ventilatory support
- Intensive care oxygen therapy
- Pacemaker placement
If you'd like to learn more about VSH's veterinary internal medicine for dogs and cats, please send us an email. We are also happy to offer our help to general and family veterinarians - if you are a veterinary professional and would like to contact our team about a particular case, please request a consultation.