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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Treatment Room inside ARISE Veterinary Center - Queen Creek

Small animal internal medicine is a veterinary specialization that prevents, diagnoses, and treats a variety of different diseases in dogs and cats. Our internal medicine practitioners are committed to providing the highest quality care and making the most up-to-date recommendations to ensure the best outcome for your pet. If you think that your pet may have an internal medicine problem, or if you have been referred to us by another veterinarian, please call to make an appointment with us today.

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Diseases We Treat

Internal medicine focuses on diseases inside the body.

The Internal Medicine team at our hospital specializes in treating a variety of health issues that originate from different parts of the body.

While the list is not exhaustive, our veterinarians can help address the following health problems:

  • Hormonal disease and disorders: Our Internal Medicine team offers consultations on complicated and difficult to manage metabolic diseases including diabetes mellitus and Cushing’s syndrome.

  • Infectious diseases: We specialize in a variety of both common and uncommon infectious diseases, including Valley Fever, a fungal disease common to Arizona, Ehrlichia, a bacterial disease caused by exposure to ticks, and Aspergillosis, a fungal infection that affects the nose.

  • Stomach and intestinal disease: The Internal Medicine specialists use advanced diagnostic techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease and protein losing intestinal disease (PLE).

  • Kidney and liver disease: Using a variety of sensitive diagnostic tests, our Internal Medicine specialists are able to achieve early diagnosis of many diseases in both the liver and kidneys, which can lead to more treatment options and longer lifespan.

  • Immune disorders: We treat a number of different immune mediated diseases including immune mediated anemia and auto-immune thrombocytopenia (platelet destruction).

  • Pancreatic disease including pancreatitis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

  • Respiratory disease: We can diagnose and treat diseases relating to any issues with the upper and lower respiratory systems, including the nose, airways, throat, and lungs.

Board-Certified Veterinary Internists

A board-certified veterinary internist is similar to the human medical counterpart.

They have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field of internal medicine (an additional 3-5 years training) after they completed undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school.

They also must pass rigorous examinations to achieve board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), where they become “Diplomates” in their specialty area.