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Internal Medicine
Our veterinary internists work to identify the underlying causes of disease

Internal Medicine

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Hospital hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day.

Animals with chronic conditions or clinical signs without a diagnosis are often referred to our veterinary internists who try to identify the underlying causes of disease and provide a comprehensive treatment plan.

WSU is the only veterinary hospital in the country to offer a videofluoroscopic feeding evaluation for dogs with megaesophagus.

Treating patients can require a team of specialists, which is why we work closely with the hospital’s other services to provide the highest levels of care and expertise. We also partner with your family veterinarian to coordinate care and long-term treatment.

Our internal medicine veterinarians specialize in

  • Endocrine disease, including diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, and Cushing’s disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease, including chronic vomiting or diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and megaesophagus
  • Blood disorders including anemia and platelet disorders
  • Respiratory disease including pneumonia and chronic bronchitis
  • Liver and biliary tract disease, such as hepatitis and gall bladder disorders
  • Renal disease including chronic kidney disease
  • Urinary disease including urinary incontinence and urinary tract infection
  • Infectious disease, such as tick-borne and systemic fungal

Health care and diagnostic services we offer

  • Radioactive iodine treatment (I-131) of hyperthyroid cats
  • Individualized imaging including a videofluoroscopic feeding evaluation for dogs with megaesophagus

Hospital Stories | Health Topics

Health Topics

  • Urinary Incontinence in dogs Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary passing of urine, is a fairly common problem in dogs. It is usually caused by a medical condition, and your dog likely is not aware it’s happening. Although it can happen at any age, it is more common in middle- to senior-aged dogs and females. Severity can range from small […]
  • Megaesophagus Causes, treatment, and helpful advice.

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