Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians bring extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging cases, ranging from disorders of the brain and nervous systems to lung disease, tumors and more.
Our Mountainaire Animal Clinic team has a variety of diagnostic tests, tools and treatment methods at our disposal to support our care for your companion.
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 showing symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet in order to diagnose their health issues and create a detailed treatment plan tailored 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 our vets can't diagnose or treat your cat or dog's heart condition as part of our regular internal medicine care and checks, we will forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet in the Rock Springs area and will work with them to ensure that your pet gets the best possible care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Mountainaire Animal Clinic in Rock Springs understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is what is responsible for detecting foreign invaders and abnormal cells and starting defensive action to protect your pet's health. That being said, the immune system of your dog or cat may not always work exactly as it should. In cases like this, 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 dogs and cats don't sweat like people do, their respiratory system plays a key role in regulating their body temperature too.
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 Rock Springs veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets that are suffering from GI issues will often experience symptoms like blood in their stool, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss and a loss of appetite.
- 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 Rock Springs.
- 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 internal veterinary medicine that covers conditions affecting an animal's spinal cord, brain and neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological conditions in dogs and cats include IVDD, tumors and seizures.
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 Rock Springs. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Your pet's health is our highest priority.
If your pet requires a procedure or expertise in care that we aren't able to offer, our vets will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist in the Rock Springs area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to pet care with advanced testing, imaging and diagnostic procedures for internal medicine conditions.
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.