Internal medicine deals with diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases of the internal organs. Each of our doctors has a special interest in different aspects of internal medicine. This enables us to provide pet owners access to a wide range of advanced diagnostic services and care.
Internal medicine care at Veazie Vet includes endocrine disorders such as thyroid, adrenal & pituitary disorders, as well as exocrine disorders, and immune system diseases. In addition, we treat cancer, infectious disease and disease of the intestinal tract. Dr. Cloutier also has a special interest in heart health.
Using a combination of digital x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, and laboratory tests, we can help diagnose your pet and work with you to help them feel better again.
Internal Medicine Services at Veazie Veterinary Clinic:
Cancer Care: Many types of cancer can be treated, or the quality of life improved, with chemotherapy. The decision whether or not to go forward with cancer treatments can be a difficult one and is one made by the owners with support from doctors
Heart Health & Cardiology: This includes: heart murmurs caused by valve disease, genetic abnormalities, masses and other heart diseases and their management. Dr. Cloutier has a passion for this area of medicine and can conduct full cardiac work-ups and heart surgery
Liver, Kidney & Urinary Tract Disease: As pets live longer, it is more common to see instances of liver and kidney failure. Our veterinarians can help you manage these diseases. In addition, urinary tract issues can impact overall health, including kidney and liver function.
GI (Gastrointestinal) Tract Disorders: Signs of a GI problem include vomiting and diarrhea. Gastroenterology hunts down the source of these problems, including inflammatory bowel disease (colitis, gastroenteritis) & parasites.
Infectious Disease: Infectious Disease are ones that can be passed from animal to people (zoonotic disease), from animal to animal, or from parasite to animal. Some of these include parvovirus, leptospirosis, kennel cough, tick born illness, calicivirus, feline herpes virus, feline AIDS, feline leukemia, toxoplasmosis, and cat scratch (bartonella).
Endocrine/Exocrine Disorders: These are diseases affecting the output of hormones and pheromones. Common Diseases include diabetes, hyperthyroid, Cushing’s or Addison’s disease, and pancreatic insufficiency.
If you have concerns about your pet’s health, contact us for an appointment today.