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Esophagoscopy is useful in the diagnosis of esophageal diseases, which includes esophagitis, esophageal foreign bodies, as well as in the diagnosis of esophageal cancer.

This procedure is used to evaluate the esophagus and includes looking for ulcers and removing foreign objects. A fiber optic camera is placed into the esophagus via the mouth while pets are under anesthesia.

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Internal Medicine

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

Our Internal Medicine Services

Abdominocentesis
Arthrocentesis
Bronchoalveolar Lavage BAL
Bronchoscopy

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