Your family veterinarian may choose to refer you to our Internal Medicine department if your pet is experiencing unexplained weight loss, heavy or labored breathing, fever, vomiting or diarrhea, abdominal pain or distension, anemia, or various other symptoms. Our Internist analyzes the complex systems of the body, their interactions and their dysfunctions, and is specially trained to discover any imbalances or disorders that may be making your pet ill. The Internal Medicine team of Pieper Memorial employs advanced medical knowledge and uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose your pet’s disorder.
Working with your primary care veterinarian, our internist will gather pertinent case information, obtain a medical history, perform a complete physical exam, then recommend advanced medical tests or procedures to diagnose your pet’s condition. Once a diagnosis has been made, a medical treatment plan will be prepared by our internist. All medical findings will be reported to your regular veterinarian who will, in many cases, continue with follow up care. This effective collaboration between the specialist and primary care veterinarian supplies your pet with the most ideal medical outcome.