Why a Specialist?
The internal medicine department at Florida Veterinary Referral Center (FVRC) provides specialized veterinary care for companion animals in the areas of:
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Infectious disease
- Respiratory disease
- Cardiac disease
- Urologic disease
- Immune mediated and Hematologic disease
- Endocrine disease
- Musculoskeletal and Neurologic disease
- Cancer treatment and diagnosis
FVRC’s internal medicine specialists work co-operatively with our doctors in Surgery, Neurology, Radiology, Oncology, and Emergency & Critical Care. Our collaborative approach to medical care, along with our advanced diagnostic equipment, gives FVRC doctors the ability to rapidly diagnose and more effectively treat illnesses, getting your pet back to feeling better and healthy quickly.
Diagnostics and Procedures
- Bone marrow aspirates and biopsy
- Cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy
- Blood and plasma transfusions
- Blood testing for endocrine, infectious, and autoimmune diseases
- Feeding tube placement: esophagostomy, gastric feeding tubes, and small intestinal tubes
- Tracheal Wash
- Bronchoalveolar Lavage
- Blood glucose curves
- Blood clotting profiles
- Urinary hydroplusion
- With Color Flow Doppler & Pulse Wave Capability
- Abdominal / Thoraic / Urogenital ultrasonography
- Ocular ultrasonography
- Ultrasound guided biopsy
- Urogenital contrast studies
- Intravenous pyelograms
- MRI & CT
Internal Medicine Ultrasound
Non-emergent ultrasound appointments are available Monday through Friday on an outpatient basis. Procedures requiring anesthesia will be scheduled seperately from the appointment.
- Interpretation of the ultrasound by a specialist
- Written evaluation, with recommendations provided to your primary veterinarian
Pets scheduled for ultrasound should be fasted for 12 hours before their appointment.
Diabetic patients, patients under 5 pounds, or less than 4 months of age should consult with their veterinarian regarding specific fasting recommendations prior to their appointment.