Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians have years of experience in identifying and treating challenging cases, from neurological disorders to lung disease and tumors.
At Lincoln Road Veterinary Clinic, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
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 complete physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and create a thorough 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 diseases and disorders of the heart. With access to our in-house diagnostic lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions, providing results more quickly and enabling 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 Grants Pass and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Lincoln Road Veterinary Clinic understands the financial investment and personal commitment that can go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal has reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the concern.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginner counteractive measures to protect the animal. 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-related 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 essential work of delivering oxygen to the body and getting rid of waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, making your pet's respiratory system a key part of regulating body temperature.
Some commonly seen pulmonary disorders seen in dogs include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary conditions in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders affect many pets, and these conditions are commonly seen by our Grants Pass veterinarians. 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 exhibit symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Unfortunately, cancer 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 diagnoses or cancer care beyond our offering, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Grants Pass.
- 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 its kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the bladder to the kidney), the bladder, and the urethra that allows urine to be excreted from your pet's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Vital hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to the hard work of several glands. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system, and when it isn't working the way it should it can cause symptoms affecting the skin and coat.
- 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 needs diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions beyond the scope of our experienced vet team, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Grants Pass. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
We want you to feel reassured that your pet's health and wellbeing are our top priority!
If your pet requires diagnostics, procedures, or expertise beyond our knowledgable team's scope, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Grants Pass.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We use advanced diagnostic tools to run advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures. This is part of our commitment to providing the best care for your pet.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.