Internal Medicine is the specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
If your pet is referred to our Internal Medicine department, you will have an initial consultation with Susana Silva or Dr Kerry Simpson. This initial consultation often lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow her to fully examine your pet and discuss any concerns you may have. Following the consultation, a diagnosis and a treatment plan will be discussed with you, including the potential costs and outcomes. Assuming this is agreed, you will be asked to leave your pet in our care and further diagnostic tests will then take place.
Where possible, we try to get animal patients home the same day, however we do have hospital facilities where our patients receive round the clock, dedicated care should they need to stay overnight.
The medicine team work closely with their colleagues in soft tissue surgery and oncology to provide a complete service to you and your pet.
Typical cases that might get referred to our Internal Medicine department include:
- A pet with diarrhoea that just won’t clear up
- Diabetic cats and diabetic dogs,
- Unexplained weight loss in dogs and cats
- Cat anemia and dog anemia
- Dog blood transfusions
- Cases where you know your pet is ill, but nobody can get to the bottom of it