Pet Internal Medicine at Veterinary Referral & Critical Care

At Veterinary Referral & Critical Care in Manakin-Sabot, VA, our dedication to the well-being of your pets extends to the realm of internal medicine. Our board-certified internist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of complex diseases affecting the internal organs, utilizing a range of non-invasive diagnostic techniques.

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Exploring Pet Internal Medicine for Comprehensive Healthcare

Our veterinary team of experts excels in non-invasive diagnostics, employing advanced tools such as ultrasound, endoscopy, needle biopsies, and centeses to delve into the intricacies of internal organ function. Dr. Fallin, our skilled internist, performs abdominal ultrasounds, offering a thorough examination of your pet’s internal structures to aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

The Referral Process

A referral to our board-certified internist marks the beginning of a collaborative journey focused on your pet’s well-being. Dr. Fallin, alongside our dedicated team, initiates the process by gathering a comprehensive history of your pet, incorporating information from both you and your primary veterinarian. This collaborative approach ensures that decisions regarding your pet’s treatment are made with a thorough understanding of their health history and current condition.

Throughout the entire process, our internist maintains open communication with you. This collaborative effort aims to provide you with the information necessary to make well-informed decisions regarding the treatment path for your pet. In instances of complex illnesses, follow-up appointments may be recommended to reevaluate blood work and other diagnostics, ensuring the ongoing success of the treatment plan.

Internal Medicine Services Offered

Our internal medicine services encompass a range of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, including:

Ultrasound: Employing advanced imaging technology to examine internal organs and identify abnormalities.

Endoscopy: A non-invasive procedure allowing for visual inspection and diagnostic exploration of internal structures.

CT: Providing detailed imaging to aid in diagnosing and managing complex cases.

Bone Marrow Biopsies and Fine Needle Aspirates: Diagnostic procedures to assess the health of bone marrow and obtain samples for analysis.

Feeding Tube Placement: Interventional procedures to support nutrition in pets with specific medical needs.

Blood and Plasma Transfusions: Essential therapies for managing certain medical conditions and supporting recovery.

Disease Management: Treatment plans to effectively manage complex medical conditions affecting internal organs.

When to Consider Pet Internal Medicine Services

Pet owners should consider internal medicine services in the following scenarios:

  1. Complex Diseases: When your pet is diagnosed with intricate medical conditions affecting internal organs.
  2. Unexplained Symptoms: If your pet exhibits symptoms without a clear diagnosis.
  3. Treatment Collaboration: When collaboration with specialized experts is needed for comprehensive care.

In conclusion, our pet internal medicine services at Veterinary Referral & Critical Care in Manakin-Sabot, VA, aim to provide thorough and collaborative care for pets facing complex internal health challenges. With a commitment to utilizing non-invasive diagnostics and a collaborative approach with pet owners, our internal medicine team is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of your furry family members.