Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
The practice of veterinary internal medicine entails the diagnosis and treatment of ailments affecting the animals' internal organs.
Our veterinarian has a wealth of knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions, from brain and nervous system disorders to pulmonary diseases and cancers.
A wide range of diagnostic and treatment methods are available to us at Noll Veterinary Hospital.
For patients who do not respond well to standard procedures, we can manage multiple diseases or disorders and provide them with effective treatment options.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet exhibits symptoms of an internal condition, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination to diagnose the problem and develop a detailed treatment plan tailored to your pet's specific needs.
Our veterinarian diagnoses and treat the following conditions:
- 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 vet can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
Your pet's heart condition will be diagnosed and treated by a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Springfield if your vet cannot diagnose or treat it during our internal medicine checks.
- Reproductive Issues
Our veterinary team at Noll Veterinary Hospital in Springfield understands the financial and personal commitment that goes into properly breeding companion animals. If your pet is having reproductive issues, our veterinarian will work with you to diagnose the problem and recommend appropriate treatment options.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is in charge of detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and initiating defensive action to protect the animal's health. However, the immune system does not always function properly, in which case your pet will 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)
Providing oxygen to the body and removing waste gases like carbon dioxide are critical functions of your pet's respiratory system. Your pet's respiratory system also helps to regulate body temperature because dogs and cats do not sweat as people do.
Pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, and lung tumors are all common respiratory diseases in dogs.
There are many different types of respiratory diseases that cats can suffer from as well.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a frequent occurrence in our Springfield veterinarian's practice of internal medicine. GI disorders affect your pet's stomach and intestines, impairing the animal's ability to digest and absorb nutrients properly.
Symptoms of gastrointestinal problems in pets include blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer can affect even the healthiest humans and animals. When detected early, cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with surgery, therapy, and other methods.
Mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer are all common in dogs. Lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer are common cancers in cats.
If our veterinarian cannot diagnose or treat your pet's cancer, we will refer you to a veterinary oncologist near Springfield.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Urology issues such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats are also covered by veterinary internal medicine.
The kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra, which conducts urine out of your animal's body, are all part of your pet's urinary tract. Any part of the urinary tract system can be affected by urinary tract disorders.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
A number of glands work hard to secrete essential hormones into your pet's body. The endocrine system of your pet is made up of these glands and hormones. Skin problems and poor coat conditions can occur when your pet's endocrine system is not functioning properly.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Veterinary neurology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. Seizures, IVDD, and tumors are all common neurological conditions in canines and felines.
Veterinary neurologists and internal medicine specialists near Springfield are available to help if your animal has a neurological condition that is beyond the scope of our veterinarian's expertise. For your pet's benefit, our veterinarian will collaborate with your specialist.
Our first priority is the health of your pet.
If your pet requires a procedure or level of expertise that we do not provide, we will refer you to a qualified veterinary internal medicine specialist in the Springfield area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Our comprehensive internal medicine for dogs and cats is backed by advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostics.
Our in-house veterinary lab has the technology to quickly diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition so treatment can begin.