Internal Medicine

Our internal medicine specialists diagnose and treat many different canine and feline systemic diseases and utilize advanced, state-of-art equipment.

Caring for Internal Medicine Patients

Our Internal Medicine Department consists of a team of six board-certified specialists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of many different canine and feline systemic diseases. They specialize in the function of the body systems of dogs and cats, including the gastrointestinal, urinary, endocrine, cardiac, respiratory, circulatory, and hematologic systems. Some examples of common conditions we treat are diabetes, urinary stones and infections, Cushing’s and Addison’s, cardiac disease, and many more.

Our internal medicine team prides itself on using a team approach to provide excellent patient care. This allows collaboration within the department and with other specialty departments and services in order to create a comprehensive plan for diagnosis and treatment of your pet’s illness.

Upstate Veterinary Specialists utilizes advanced, state-of-the-art equipment to help our internal medicine specialists reach an accurate diagnosis for each patient and determine the best plan for treatment. Some of the in-house procedures we are able to provide include high resolution ultrasound for abdominal and cardiac imaging, CT scan, endoscopy, blood testing, fluoroscopy and much more.

Your pet will be greeted by a caring and compassionate medicine team from the time of their initial consultation and throughout their entire treatment with us. We are committed to providing you and your pet with personal and compassionate specialty care, and we pride ourselves in being your vet’s partner in the overall health of your pet.

Meet the Internal Medicine Team

Team Cousins
Team Von Hendy-Willson
Team Hogan
Team Ziglioli
Team LeGrange
Team Aldrigde
Team Presley
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Important Information

We do recommend that you withhold food for at least 12 hours prior to the ultrasound. You may still provide your pet with water. Please speak with your veterinarian if your pet has a medical reason such as diabetes that would require them to be fed.

It is ideal to not allow your pet to urinate immediately before the ultrasound. The bladder can be better evaluated when full.

Medications should be given on time as previously prescribed by your family veterinarian. You may give medications with a very small treat.

To obtain the best possible image, we will need to shave the area of interest and apply a non-toxic gel so the ultrasound probe has good contact with the skin.