About Us | Internal Medicine—Small Animal
We commonly treat diseases of the major bodily systems including the liver and gall bladder, the kidneys and urinary bladder, the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas, the lungs and airways, the thyroid and adrenal glands, and the immune system. We regularly utilize the following advanced modalities in the care of our patients:
- Rigid and flexible endoscopy
- Specialized infectious disease diagnostics
- Advanced endocrine testing
- Continuous glucose monitoring for diabetics
- Radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroid cats
- Bone marrow sampling
- Feeding tube placement and management
- 24-hour ICU care for critically-ill patients
- In-patient nursing care for stable patients
- Out-patient monitoring and follow-up for long-term care and recovery
Our Small Animal Internal Medicine service has three board-certified veterinary internists on staff, as well as three residents, and a registered veterinary technician. The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital is an accredited ACVIM Internal Medicine residency training center. We work closely with all the other specialists in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to coordinate comprehensive care for your dog or cat.
The Internal Medicine service works with your regular veterinarian to accept referrals of cases requiring specialty-level diagnostics or care. Patients presenting on an emergency basis to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital may also be transferred to the Internal Medicine service for ongoing care.