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Internal Medicine Services

PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO YOUR PET'S CARE

One of the greatest challenges in caring for internal medicine patients is determining an accurate diagnosis, as quite often patients have symptoms that can indicate a number of diseases. Simple or complex, common or rare, our board-certified internal medicine specialists treat all illnesses and conditions affecting pets' internal organs and bodily systems. If identifying the root cause is providing elusive or treatment is now working as intended, our internists are here to help you and your pet.

We diagnose and treat diseases affecting the following body systems and organs:

  • Blood and bone marrow
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Heart/Cardiovascular
  • Hormone systems
  • Immune system
  • Liver/Gallbladder
  • Respiratory system
  • Urinary and reproductive tract

We use advanced equipment to aid in diagnosis and treatment, including:

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Digital Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound

Additional Services

  • Bone Marrow Aspirates & Biopsies
  • Minimally Invasive Diagnostics
  • STAT Laboratory Services
  • Transfusion Medicine

Endoscopy

  • Bronchoscopy
  • GI Endoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Urinary System Endoscopy
Our internists work across all specialties, providing a comprehensive approach to your pet's care, and are committed to doing all they can to improve the overall quality of life for your pet.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY PET'S INTERNAL MEDICINE APPOINTMENT?

Your consultation appointment with the internist comprises several components:

  • The internist technician will obtain a thorough history of your pet, reviewing records from your family veterinarian.
  • The internist will review your pet’s medical history records as provided by your pet’s other health care providers.
  • The internist will discuss and review your pet’s current health status as reported by you.
  • The internist will then perform a thorough physical examination.
  • If the pet is coming for a consultation for a health problem (rather than for a specific test), the internist will discuss a number of things with you including next steps (such as additional tests that might be recommended), treatment options, and a long term care plan. This discussion will focus on the health of your pet, addressing concerns and answering questions you may have. Should treatment of any kind be indicated, we will discuss your options including expected outcomes (prognosis), recovery, and costs. Decisions on treatment are made jointly with you, so it is important that the person(s) responsible for the patient is present to ask questions and provide information about the pet’s behavior, routines, and history.
  • If the pet is coming for a specific test (such as an ultrasound), the internist will perform the test, discuss results with you, and make recommendations for next steps or further treatment.
      Please allow 1 to 2 hours for this entire discussion.

INTERNAL MEDICINE APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • All new consults and drop-offs should come fasted. No food after 10 pm the night before. **Except young animals less than 1 year of age or diabetics, then a small meal is acceptable.
  • Patients needing GI endoscopies must be fasted for 24 hours prior to the appointment.
  • Try not to let your pet urinate 1-2 hours prior to the appointment and give all medications as prescribed unless directed otherwise by a doctor.

MEET OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED SPECIALISTS:

  • Tyler Klose
    DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
    Internal Medicine
    Board-Certified Internist
  • Kevin Byl
    DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
    Internal Medicine
    Board-Certified Internist
  • Jamie Fleming
    DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
    Internal Medicine
    Board-Certified Internist