When an animal has obvious issues that are not easily diagnosed from external examination our internal medicine team may be required to operate to understand the issue better. Common symptoms or conditions include undiagnosed; vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive drinking, malaise, weight loss or gain, anaemia and fever.
Once the team has a better understanding of your pets condition your vet can consider options and what treatment options you have available.
We often begin with an initial consultation, where your pet will be admitted for less invasive investigation such as blood tests, radiographs, ultrasound or endoscopy. From this we may recommend immediate treatment or send the pet home while results are collected and analysed.
Our Internal Medicine vets are happy to discuss cases over the telephone with the referring vet. We will only discuss cases with owners during a formal consultation.
NSVSC has arisen from the oldest veterinary hospital on the North Shore of Sydney, built in 1935. The specialty practice started in 2001, and has fast grown into a multidisciplinary veterinary hospital receiving referrals from all over Australia.
We have a broad range of medical equipment, often similar to what you’d find in a normal hospital. We have an site laboratory, imaging systems such as digital radiography, CT scanner, MRI machine, ultrasonography, and endoscopes.
Our facility operates 24/7 365 days a year to ensure we are available whenever emergency treatment is needed.
Some of the more common reasons you may see our internal medicine team are;
- Respiratory diseases (Coughing, nasal disease)
- Ongoing illness (Fever of unknown origin, anorexia, weight loss)
- Gastrointestinal diseases (ongoing vomiting and / or diarrhoea)
- Urinary tract diseases (renal failure, haematuria, polyuria/polydipsia)
- Haematological conditions (Anaemia, thrombocytopenia, coagulopathies)
- Endocrine disorders (Diabetes mellitus, hyperadrenocorticism, hypoadrenocorticism)