Beyond the Wellness Visit: Veterinary Internal Medicine
Updating vaccinations and performing routine screening tests are an important part of our job at Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital. While we love taking care of your pets when they are well, we also want you to know that we are here for you when things aren’t so sunny. Our veterinary staff is well-educated and experienced in the field of veterinary internal medicine and ready to help our patients when they need us most.
The Importance of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Veterinary internal medicine is the process of diagnosing and treating the many conditions that affect pets and cause them to be ill.
Having a team that is capable in these cases can be vital in arriving at an efficient and correct diagnosis, so that appropriate therapies can be instituted. Luckily for animals in the Houston area, Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital’s internal medicine services are just that.
Veterinary internal medicine can encompass many different organ systems and physiological processes. We are experienced in diagnosing and managing conditions involving:
- The endocrine system (including pet diabetes, thyroid disorders, and more)
- The gastrointestinal tract
- The respiratory system
- The hepatic system
- Urinary tract system, such as concerning renal disease or urinary issues
- Immune mediated diseases
- Infectious diseases, including leptospirosis or tick-borne diseases
When a pet is sick, we make it a priority to find out what is wrong and get to work helping them feel better as soon as possible. Internal medicine is a very important part of what we do.
Here to Help
When your pet isn’t feeling well, it is important to be sure that they are in good hands. Our expert team has a commitment to do our absolute best when it comes to treating our patients.
Many times, half the battle is diagnosing what is happening with an individual patient. While a physical examination can tell us a lot, further diagnostic testing is required. We are proud to offer many types of onsite diagnostic capabilities to our clients, including:
- Complete blood counts
- Blood chemistries
- Fecal screening
- Digital radiographs
We are capable of hospitalizing and treating many pets once diagnosed, or while waiting for a diagnosis. Our hospital is equipped with an amazing team to take excellent care of your furry patient.
We are also lucky enough to be able to work with several specialty hospitals in the area for more advanced diagnostic needs and intensive care, should your pet need this.
While wellness care is an essential part of what we do, Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital is at the ready to do so much more. Call us today if you think your pet might need our help, or if you would like more information on our veterinary internal medicine services. You can rest assured that you will be taken care of by the best.