What is Internal Medicine?

When an animal has issues that are not easily diagnosed from external examination our internal medicine team can investigate to understand the issue better. Common symptoms or conditions include: vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive drinking and urinating, malaise, weight loss or gain, anaemia and fever. We have all the latest equipment and facilities, alongside an exceptional medicine team, to be able to diagnose a plethora of different diseases.

Once the team has a better understanding of your pets condition your vet and our medicine team can work closely together to consider what treatment options are available to your pet to ensure the best outcome.

We often begin with an initial consultation, where your pet will be admitted for less invasive investigations such as blood tests, radiographs, ultrasound, CT scan or endoscopy. Followed by any further treatment required which is carried out by our team of internal medicine specialists, vets and nurses to the highest of standards.

Our Internal Medicine vets are happy to discuss cases over the telephone with the referring vet and are here to ensure your animal receives the best care.

Our Facilities

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 are now based in brand new purpose built hospital designed by us where we can offer the highest standard of veterinary care

We have a broad range of the latest medical equipment, often similar to what you’d find in a human hospital. We have an on site laboratory, imaging systems such as digital radiography, CT scanner, ultrasound machines, fluoroscope and endoscopes. We also have access to MRI.

Our facility operates 24/7 365 days a year to ensure we are available whenever emergency treatment is needed.

Common treatments

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)