Internal Medicine Procedures

PVSEC offers a wide range of services, some of which are listed below. Our primary diagnostic tool is the knowledge and expertise our doctors possess from advanced training and experience with a wide variety of critical, complicated and chronic diseases. We attempt to provide both a diagnosis and treatment as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a result, early referral of non-routine cases to PVSEC often saves both money and precious time.

Our ultimate goal is to improve and extend your pet's quality of life.

Diseases | Diagnostic Procedures | Treatments

Diagnosis and Management of Diseases, Including:

  • Cancer/Neoplasia (with subsequent management by our oncology service)
  • Cardiovascular (with subsequent management by our cardiology service)
  • Coagulopathy/Clotting Disorders (Bruising/Bleeding): Hemophilia; Platelet Disorders; Rodenticide Toxicity (Rat Poison: Warfarin, Coumadin); Von Willebrands Disease;
  • Endocrine/Hormonal: Adrenal – Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease), Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease); Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetes Insipidus (Central and Nephrogenic); Hypercalcemia (Hyperparathyroidism, Lymphoma, Renal Failure, Idiopathic); Hypoglycemia (Insulinoma); Thyroid – Hyperthyroidism (cats), Hypothyroidism (dogs)
  • Gastrointestinal: Chronic Diarrhea and Vomiting – Dietary Allergy, Intolerance, and Indiscretion, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Infections/Parasite; Liver Disease – Hepatitis: infectious and immune-mediated (chronic-active), Hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver), Lymphoma, Biliary disease
  • Immune-mediated: Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA/AIHA); Thrombocytopenia (ITP); Eva's Syndrome; Polyarthropathy/Joint Disease
  • Infectious: Fungal (Blastococcus, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, Histoplasma); Tick-Borne (Lyme, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever); Viral – Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP); Toxoplasma; Neospora; Babesia; Hemobartonella/Anaplasma
  • Renal/Urinary: Stones (Uroliths); Obstruction (Hydronephrosis, Hydroureter, Urethral Obstruction); Ectopic Ureters; Incontinence; Infection (UTI/Pyelonephritis); Renal (Kidney) Failure - Acute and Chronic; Glomerular Disease (Glomerulonephritis/Amyloidosis); Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS, FLUTD, FIC, sterile cystitis);
  • Respiratory: Chronic Coughing; Nasal Discharge/Nosebleed (epistaxis); Pneumonia Tracheal/Bronchial Collapse; Chronic Bronchitis;
  • Miscellaneous: Hypoalbuminemia/Low Albumin; Hyperglobulinemia/Multiple Myeloma;

Diagnostic Procedures Including:

  • Imaging: Ultrasound – Abdominal, Cardiac (ECHO), Aspiration, Biopsy, and Centesis; Endoscopy – Bronchoscopy, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy/Duodenoscopy, Rhinoscopy, Urethroscopy/Cystoscopy/Vaginoscopy, Foreign Body Retrieval, Feeding Tube Placement (PEG, esophagostomy), Esophageal Stricture Dilation; Radiography (X-ray) – Contrast Radiography, Cystourethrography, Intravenous Urography (IVP), Barium/Upper GI Series; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Blood Pressure Determination
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration/Biopsy
  • 6-lead Electrocardiography/ECG/EKG
  • In-house Laboratory: Acid-Base Status; Blood Gas Analysis; Coagulation Testing/Clotting – Prothrombin Time/PT, Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time/APTT, Platelet Evaluation, Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time; Complete Blood Count/CBC; Cytology; Electrolytes; Serum Chemistry;

Therapeutic Procedures Including:

  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Parenteral Nutrition/Feeding Tubes
  • Transfusion Therapy
  • 24-hour Intensive Care

On-Site Access to Additional Specialists in:

  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
    ....for cases requiring additional evaluation.