Veterinary Internal Medicine
Our veterinarians at Farmington Hills provide treatment and diagnoses for as wide variety of internal diseases and conditions in dogs and cats, ranging from lung diseases to brain disorders.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Internal veterinary medicine involves treating diseases and disorders in the internal systems of structures of animals.
Our veterinary team brings expansive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging internal medicine cases, from nervous system and brain disorder, to tumors and lung disease.
At Angel Animal Hospital, we have a variety of tests and tools at our disposal for diagnosing and treating your pet's conditions.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and create a detailed treatment plan customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
If your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Farmington Hills, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our veterinary team at Angel Animal Hospital in Farmington Hills knows that there is significant financial investment and personal commitment required to breed companion animals. If your pet is experiencing reproductive health issues, our vets will offer according treatment options to you in order to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
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 critical work of delivering oxygen throughout their body and eliminating waste gases like carbon dioxide. Since cats and dogs don't sweat in the same way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating your companion's body temperature.
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)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Farmington Hills veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets who are suffering from GI issues will often experience symptoms ranging from diarrhea or constipation to vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, blood in their stool and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Some of the most common cancers in dogs include mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common 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 Farmington Hills.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. When your pet's endocrine system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat condition.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats 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 Farmington Hills. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires a procedure or expertise that we aren't able to offer, we will happily refer you to an experienced veterinary specialist.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Farmington Hills and throughout the area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our approach to internal medicine with our state-of-the-art diagnostic lab, providing tests and tools to deliver diagnoses and treatment plans to you quickly and efficiently.