Internal Medicine

What training does an Internal Medicine Specialist undergo?

LAASER’s internal medicine specialists are board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and have received the DACVIM credential. Internists complete a three-year accredited residency program after their rotating internships and veterinary school. Internal medicine specialists assess, diagnose, treat, and manage highly complicated conditions including chronic diseases. Internists are trained in the use of advanced diagnostics such as endoscopy, ultrasonography and Computed Tomography (CT) scans to aid in the investigation and treatment of these conditions.

Diagnostics/Treatments used in Internal Medicine:

Advanced diagnostics and treatments utilized in the pursuit of management of internal medicine and chronic conditions include:

  • 32-slice BodyTom Neurologica CT scanner
  • Ultrasonography
  • Endoscopy including: Bronchoscopy, Gastroscopy, Duodenoscopy, Colonoscopy, Rhinoscopy and Cystoscopy
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Contrast studies of the esophagus including use of fluoroscopy
  • Bone marrow and advanced microscopy analysis

Conditions Treated/Managed by Internal Medicine Specialists

  • Endocrinology (Diabetes Mellitus, Adrenal Disorders, Thyroid and Parathyroid disease)
  • Respiratory (Nasal discharge, coughing, upper and lower respiratory conditions)
  • Gastroenterology (Esophageal, Gastric, and Intestinal Disease)
  • Urology (Chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, UTI, other renal and Urinary disease)
  • Immunology and Hematology (Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, Leukemia, Bone marrow and other Immune-mediated disorders)
  • Hepatobiliary disease (Gallbladder, liver and pancreatic disease)
  • And more
If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists in the Internal Medicine department, please call us
at 323-800-VETS (8387) or submit an appointment request from the Pet Parent Portal found here: Parent Portal

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