Veterinary internal medicine can be viewed as “detective work,” since we use it to look for clues and investigate signs, symptoms, and illnesses to identify and treat complex conditions. Our internal medicine specialists are the experts when it comes to treating diseases and disorders involving a pet’s internal systems. Any treatment for deficiencies of the heart, lungs, nervous system, brain, and other internal organs falls under the purview of internal medicine. We are more than happy to accept patient referrals from practices throughout Winter Haven and surrounding areas.
Many of the disease processes referred to our internal medicine department are a result of chronic, low grade inflammation. We use integrative therapies to address the phenomenon of inflammation.
Conditions We Typically Treat with Internal Medicine
General practice vets frequently refer their patients to us for the following:
- Cushing’s disease
- Diabetic management
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Liver disease
- Pythiosis (an infection that affects the GI tract and/or skin)
- Respiratory diseases
- Anemia and other bleeding disorders
- Coughing/breathing problems
- Infectious diseases
- Unexplained weight loss
- Heart disease
Our internal medicine department can diagnose severe, chronic illnesses or symptoms that appear suddenly. We are committed to identifying and understanding your pet’s problem as we review their medical history, discuss clinical signs, review lab results, and perform imaging studies.
Internal Medicine Services We Offer
In order to manage the many complicated cases that come to VHA for treatment, our hospital and internal medicine doctors can provide a wide range of services, including:
Why Choose VHA for Internal Medicine?
VHA’s internal medicine specialists are trained to treat the most serious diseases and health problems affecting dogs and cats. They are also prepared to care for pets that may be facing multiple health issues. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, many more pets are living longer lives.
However, as a result of their extended lifespan, some pets may be coping with multiple disease processes that are difficult to manage. The internal medicine team at Veterinary Healthcare Associates is uniquely prepared to oversee the care of complicated health cases, and we are here for you and your companion when you need us most.
What to Expect Next
To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, ask your veterinarian for a referral. If your pet is not currently seeing a veterinarian, call us at (863) 324-3340 to get established as a patient of our hospital.
If your primary veterinarian is able to submit a referral, our referral coordinators will gather all your pet’s medical records and other necessary information. Next, our referral coordinators will contact you to schedule an appointment. Please let us know if you currently have pet insurance. VHA accepts CareCredit and Trupanion insurance.