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Internal medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, management, and non-surgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases. At VCA Encina Veterinary Medical Center, our ability to effectively diagnose and treat your pet results from talented veterinarians working with the best possible medical technology.

Dr. Peter Nurre (specialist of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) and Dr. Jenifer Wang (residency trained) are available to oversee internal medicine cases and advise our associate staff when necessary. The experience and ability of our staff, and their commitment and rigorous training. allows them to keep pace with the latest medical advances. Each pet’s symptoms are evaluated individually and thoroughly. We formulate a plan with your input that will enable us to reach a diagnosis and then develop an appropriate treatment plan for your pet.

Our veterinarians are trained to diagnose and treat internal medicine cases involving disorders that affect the following systems:

  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematologic (spleen and blood)
  • Liver
  • Respiratory
  • Urinary

Some of the tools our staff uses to diagnose these disorders include:

  • Cystoscope
  • Digital X-rays
  • Endoscope
  • Ultrasound
  • CT Scanner

Some of the procedures our staff uses to diagnose these internal medicine cases include:

  • Aspirates and biopsies
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • Critical care management
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies and other procedures
What Do I Bring to my Referral Appointment?

Be sure to bring any relevant medical records or information to your first appointment. Ask your veterinarian for copies of any relevant medical tests, imaging studies, x-rays, or laboratory panels.

Remember, you also can do your part to maximize your pet's recovery by keeping your pet's traveling medical records organized and by strictly adhering to the recommendations of your veterinary team for the scheduling of follow up appointments, etc. At every appointment, be sure to write down any important recommendations, or ask the veterinarian or a staff member to write them down for you.
 

Our Internal Medicine Team

Our Internal Medicine Services

Abdominocentesis
Arthrocentesis
Bronchoalveolar Lavage BAL
Bronchoscopy
Colonoscopy
Cystoscopy
Diagnosis and Medical Management of Liver Shunts
Endo or Trans Tracheal Washing
Endoscopy Foreign Body Removal Esophageal Airway Gastric
Esophageal Stricture Management (Including Ballooning)
Esophagoscopy
Gastroduodenoscopy
Radioactive Iodine Therapy For Feline Hyperthyroidism
Rhinoscopy
Supplemental Feeding Tube Placement Management
Thoracocentesis
Tracheal Stent Placement
Urethral Stent Placement

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