Internal medicine

What is internal medicine?

Specialists in internal medicine deal with a wide range of clinical problems and multiple organ systems. Our internal medicine specialists can offer advice on clinical signs and conditions related to the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, liver and pancreas, kidneys and urinary system and diseases affecting the components of blood.

In those cases where a definitive diagnosis remains elusive, the opinion of an internal medicine specialist could help get to the bottom of things. Internal medicine specialists routinely deal with chronic (long-term or ongoing) conditions. Clinical signs which persist despite initial treatments are often difficult to diagnose, can be very worrying for you as an owner and can really affect your pet’s quality of life. In many cases, the initial tests performed at the local veterinary practice may not yet have resulted in an exact diagnosis, and this can make it very difficult to find the right treatment. In other cases, a pet might be diagnosed with a condition for which there is no ‘cure’ and the only option is the long-term management of the clinical signs.

Our specialists can help with regards to making a diagnosis and suggesting potential treatment options. We can assist with interpretation of previous test results, suggest if and which further tests are required to reach a diagnosis and make recommendations with regards to treatment options. Some conditions which our internal medicine specialists can help with include;

  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Chronic vomiting or regurgitation
  • Liver disease
  • Increased appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Chronic / recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pancreatitis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Endocrine (hormonal) conditions eg diabetes, Cushings’ disease, hypothyroidism
  • Decreased appetite / anorexia
  • Recurrent fever (pyrexia of unknown origin)
  • Chronic coughing
  • Tracheal collapse
  • Nasal disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Increased urination
  • Immune-mediated / autoimmune diseases
  • Haematological (blood) disorders

Our specialists

What we do

We provide a service that allows pet owners to consult with veterinary specialists by telephone or video consultation.

We offer independent, specialist advice from the comfort of your own home and without the commitment of further tests, treatment or significant costs. During the consultation with one of our specialists, we can discuss all aspects of the pet’s condition, including options and recommendations for further investigation, the diagnosis (or potential diagnoses), potential treatment options and the likely prognosis.

How it works

It’s easy to get a specialist opinion on your pet’s condition

Online form

Request a consultation by filling out our online request form.

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Set appointment

We will contact you with an appointment date and time.

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Review documents

We collect and review all of your pet’s previous history and test results in advance of your consultation.

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Phone call or video

Your video or telephone consult takes place.

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Summary

You and your local vet receive a written summary of what was discussed during your consultation.

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