A board-certified veterinary internist is similar to the human medical counterpart. They have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field of internal medicine (an additional 3-5 years training) after they completed undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school. They also have to pass rigorous examinations to achieve board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), where they become “Diplomates” in their specialty area.
The internal medicine team at Nashville Veterinary Specialists specializes in treating a variety of health issues that originate from different parts of the body. While the below list is not exhaustive, our veterinarians can help address the following health problems:
Infectious diseases: Like parvovirus, which can be mitigated through vaccination and treatment.
Stomach and intestinal disease: Including digestive problems.
Kidney and liver disease: In addition to degenerative conditions due to old age, such as kidney and liver failure.
Immune disorders: Either genetic or late onset, which can make your pet more vulnerable to other diseases.
Pancreatic disease: Including pancreatitis in both dogs and cats.
Hormonal disease and disorders: And other genetic issues that can affect your pet’s behavior and overall health.
Respiratory disease: Relating to any issues with the upper and lower respiratory systems, including the mouth, nose, airways, throat, and lungs.
Blood disease: Or other issues relating to the normal functioning of blood cells.
Cancer: Our internal medicine specialists work closely with our oncology team to treat many types of cancer.
Our internal medicine team at Nashville Veterinary Specialists communicates and works with other specialty departments in order to provide a comprehensive care plan for your pet’s unique situation. Treatment may include, but is not limited to, the following procedures:
Advanced Diagnostic Tools that can help to determine the specific ailment your pet is suffering. These tools include ultrasound, CT scans, scoping and one marrow testing.
Surgeries to aid in the treatment of diseases that impact internal organs.
Medication that can help manage symptoms and aid in your pet’s recovery.
Our internal veterinary medicine practitioners are experienced with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a wide variety of animal internal health issues. If you have any further questions about the types of services we offer or the diseases we can help treat, do not hesitate to call us at (615) 386-0107 or Contact Us below.