The experienced team at Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital in Memphis can provide diagnosis for variety of internal health issues, and provide appropriate and effective treatment.
What is internal medicine for pets?
Internal medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of your pet's internal systems.
Our vets are qualified to provide advanced diagnostic services and create treatment plans for illnesses related to the internal body systems of animals.
Internal medicine addresses health issues related to your pet's internal systems. We take your pet's medical history, lab results, and current health into consideration for a whole-body approach to internal care.
Diagnostics & Imaging
Our veterinarians take a whole-body approach to internal medicine, supported by thorough advanced diagnostic testing, imaging and other procedures.
Diagnoses and treatment recommendations are based on a complete picture of pets' health issues, gleaned from information about the patient’s history, clinical signs, lab results, imaging studies, and testing.
Our vets can provide diagnosis and treatment in the following areas of internal medicine:
- Cardiology (heart related disorders)
- Gastroenterology (diseases of the digestive organs)
- Urology (urinary functions and genitourinary tract)
- Immunology (disorders of the immune system)
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
- Neurology (disorders of the brain and nervous system)
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
- Reproductive Issues
FAQs About Internal Medicine
- How do your vets determine what type of problem my pet might have?
Our veterinarians take a comprehensive approach to internal medicine.
Diagnoses and recommendations for treatment are based on a complete picture of a pet’s health issues, gleaned by collecting information about the patient’s history, clinical signs, bloodwork / lab results, imaging studies and other testing.
- How are internal medicine diagnostic procedures performed?
Diagnostic procedures are most often performed under sedation on the same day as your pet’s initial appointment. For procedures that require general anesthesia (e.g. endoscopy), we will schedule the procedure for a later date.
- What if my pet needs to stay over night?
If your pet is hospitalized, they will be kept comfortable in a kennel in our boarding area with bedding, water (and a litter box for cats). Dogs will be taken outside for a walk at regular intervals. There is a veterinarian and technician in the hospital at all times.
- What happens if my pet has a really serious problem, like cancer?
If your pet's ailment falls within our area of expertise, your pet's treatment will continue at our hospital.
If your pet requires a surgery or expertise that we do not have in-house, we will refer you to an experienced specialist.
Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital is connected with a network of superb veterinary specialists in the Cordova and Germantown areas.
- What kind of diagnostic tests can you run?
Depending on the type and size of the animal, our veterinarians will recommend a series of tests or advanced diagnostic procedures that may include:
- Specialized blood testing
- Soft tissueGastroscopy
- Biopsy via ultrasound guidance
- Bone marrow evaluation
- CT scan