Veterinary Internal Medicine
Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Internal medicine in veterinary care consists of diagnosing and treating disorders and diseases in the internal systems of pets.
Our vets are equipped with the tools and experience they need to diagnose and treat difficult conditions such as disorders of the brain and nervous system, tumors, and lung disease.
At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we have a range of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We are able to help patients with a variety of disorders or diseases and provide efficient treatment alternatives for pets that aren't responding well to standard veterinary procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is showing any signs or symptoms of an internal condition, contact your vet and they will conduct a complete physical examination of your pet to diagnose the problem and develop a detailed treatment plan customized to meet their needs.
Our vets are able to diagnose and treat the following conditions:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Cats and Dogs are able to develop heart diseases and disorders, just like humans. With the technology we have at our in-house vet lab, our veterinarians can examine your animal companion for signs of any heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean we can begin treatment sooner.
If your vet isn't able to diagnose or treat your pet's heart condition as part of our internal medicine exams we will refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Egg Harbor Township, and work with them to make sure your pet receives the quality care they deserve.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Newkirk Family Veterinarians in Egg Harbor Township knows the financial investment and personal commitment that's involved in properly breeding companion animals. If your animal is experiencing reproductive complications, our vets will work to diagnose the problem and offer the appropriate treatment options to help solve the condition.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is responsible for finding foreign invaders or abnormal cells and starting the defensive actions needed to protect their health. Although, the immune system doesn't always work as it's supposed to, in situations like this your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in cats and dogs include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system performs the essential task of carrying oxygen throughout the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats can't sweat the same way humans do, your pet's respiratory system also plays an essential part in regulating their 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)
Our Egg Harbor Township veterinarians often see gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, which are common internal medicine issues. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, 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 Egg Harbor Township.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also consists of urology conditions including urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
The urinary tract of your pet consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your pet'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 that covers conditions of the spinal cord, brain, and neuromuscular dysfunction. A few of the more common neurological disorders in cats and dogs include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your pet needs care or a diagnosis for a neurologic condition that is beyond the means of our experienced veterinarians, we will be pleased to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Egg Harbor Township. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires expertise or a procedure that we can't provide, we'll give you a referral to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Egg Harbor Township.
Our pet hospital is connected to a wide network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Egg Harbor Township and throughout the Cardiff and English Creek area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to cat and dog internal medicine with state-of-the-art testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab contains the advanced technology we require to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition fast and accurately so we can start treatment sooner.
Always Welcoming New Patients
At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we always accept new patients into our veterinary family. Our veterinarians are passionate about the health and well-being of Egg Harbor Township pets. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment.