Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine focuses on the treatment of diseases and disorders of the internal systems of animals.
Our veterinarians have a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating difficult cases ranging from brain and nervous system disorders to lung disease and tumors.
We have a wide range of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at Critter Creek Veterinary Hospital.
We can treat patients with a variety of diseases or disorders, as well as provide effective treatment options for those who do not respond well to standard treatments.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination to diagnose the problem and develop a treatment plan that is specific to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
As part of our internal medicine checks, if your veterinarian is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition, we will refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Lincoln and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our veterinary team at Critter Creek Veterinary Hospital in Lincoln understands the financial and personal commitment that goes into properly breeding companion animals. If your pet is having reproductive issues, our veterinarians will work with you to diagnose the problem and recommend appropriate treatment options.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is in charge of detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and launching a defense to protect the animal's health. However, the immune system does not always function properly, and your pet may be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases are all common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
The respiratory system of your pet is responsible for delivering oxygen to the body and removing waste gases like carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats do not sweat like humans, the respiratory system of your pet is also important in regulating body temperature.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors are among the most common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs.
Asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses are all common pulmonary disorders in cats.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Internal medicine issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common occurrence among our Lincoln veterinarians. GI problems affect your pet's stomach and intestines, preventing them from properly digesting food and absorbing nutrients.
Blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss are common symptoms in pets with GI issues.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Even the healthiest humans and animals can be affected by cancer. Cancers in dogs and cats can often be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods if detected early enough.
Mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer are among the most common cancers in dogs. Lymphoma, mammary cancer, and skin cancer are among the most common cancers in cats.
We will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Lincoln if your pet requires diagnosis or cancer care that is beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats are covered by veterinary internal medicine.
The kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body make up your pet's urinary tract. Any part of the urinary tract can be affected by urinary tract disorders.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Several glands work tirelessly to secrete essential hormones into your pet's body. The endocrine system of your pet is made up of glands and hormones. Skin problems and poor coat condition can be signs that your pet's endocrine system isn't working properly.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a subspecialty of veterinary internal medicine that deals with the brain and spinal cord disorders as well as neuromuscular disorders. Seizures, IVDD, and tumors are some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats.
We will gladly refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Lincoln if your animal requires diagnoses or treatment for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians. Our veterinarians will collaborate with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Your pet's health is our highest priority.
We will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Lincoln if your pet requires a procedure or expertise that we do not provide.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures back up our comprehensive approach to canine and feline internal medicine.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology required to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition, allowing treatment to begin sooner.