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Internal Medicine:
Veterinary Care for Sick Pets

Internal Medicine

A sick pet is a frustrating and frightening experience. When your pet is ill, you need the veterinary expertise of skilled professionals who can diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.

The veterinarians of Northgate Animal Hospital diagnose and treat diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatic (liver), pancreatic, renal (kidney), uro-genital, endocrine, cardiac, neurologic, and hematologic (blood) systems.

The diagnosis of any veterinary disease or disorder depends heavily upon two factors: the experience and skill of the professional and the facility’s diagnostic technology. Diagnostics at Northgate Animal Hospital are performed by veterinarians with many years of experience in disease diagnosis and management, and our advanced technology includes an on-site laboratory, digital radiograph/X-ray equipment, endoscopic (flexible and rigid), and diagnostic ultrasound.

Our radiograph abilities include such tests as myleograms, upper and lower GI studies, and portography. A myelogram uses a special dye and X-rays to make pictures of the bones and the fluid-filled space between the bones in the spine. A myelogram may be performed on your pet to find a tumor, an infection, or problems with the spine. Portography is an X-ray taken after a special dye is injected into an artery and may assist us in finding tumors or diseases in the organs.

Diagnostic sonography, or ultrasound, is an imaging technique widely used to examine most parts of the body for illness or injury, including eyes, tendons, muscles, joints, and internal organs. Ultrasound is often used to diagnose or monitor pregnant animals as it is harmless to the fetus. This technique may also be used in guiding the veterinarian when performing procedures such as biopsies or fluid drainage. Sonograms are performed by placing a hand-held probe on the patient and moving it over the surface of the skin. This is usually a painless procedure for your pet.

Our on-site laboratory is a diagnostic benefit in the performance of such tests asCBC, chemistry analyzers, blood gas analysis, cytology, and urinalysis.

Veterinary procedures we are skilled at performing include, but are not limited to:

  • Bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, upper and lower GI endoscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and cystoscopy
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • Joint and spinal taps
  • Thoracic and abdominal ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • PEG tube or feeding tube placement
  • Echocardiography and electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Chemotherapy administration

Our oncology program is dedicated to providing a good quality of life for your animal companion living with cancer. We work with board-certified oncologists in the treatment of your pet. Once referred to an oncologist, your pet will receive the latest advances in treatment and technology in medical and radiation oncology.

Read this article, Laboratory Testing, for more about diagnosing diseases, from the experts at AAHA.

To learn about the symptoms of a sick pet, check out this wonderful article, Pet Symptoms: 6 Signs of Illness in Your Dog or Cat, from the Pet Health Center of WebMD.

Bronchoscopy Videos

Bronchoscopic appearance of lower airway in 5 year old Rottweiller with a chronic non-productive cough.

Bronchoscopy of a 5 year old Rottweiler with severe lower airway disease.