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Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Internal Medicine
SMall Animal Veterinary Care
Our veterinary internists work to identify the underlying causes of disease

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 bilary 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

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 Referral Not Required

Regular hospital hours are
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day.

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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


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Finding a cure for Cushing’s disease at WSU

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Hypothyroidism in dogs

Hypothyroidism in dogs is usually caused by inflammation or shrinkage of the thyroid gland.

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Addison’s disease is caused by a low production of hormones by the adrenal glands.


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