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Veterinary Internal Medicine

OPVES Internal Medicine

Animal disease treatment for Overland Park pets

Veterinary internal medicine is a term used to describe a variety of specializations that focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals. Our animal internal medicine practitioners can help with both alleviation of symptoms and treatment of diseases, disorders, or birth defects that your pet may be suffering from. If you have been referred to us, or if you believe your pet is suffering from a disease, please make an appointment below or call us at (913) 361-3800.

Diseases We Treat

Our veterinary internal medicine team has experience treating animals with a wide range of diseases, health issues, and ailments that originate from different parts of the body. Among other things, our veterinarians can assist in the treatment of:

  • Infectious diseases: Through vaccination, prevention, and medical care.

  • Stomach and intestinal disease: Including but not limited to digestive problems and esophagus issues.

  • Kidney and liver disease: As well as degenerative conditions such as kidney or liver failure due to old age.

  • Immune disorders: Which may be genetic and can affect your pet’s vulnerability to other diseases.

  • Pancreatic disease: Such as acute pancreatitis, which is more common in dogs than cats.

  • Hormonal disease and disorders: Which are often genetic issues and can impact your pet’s behavior and overall health.

  • Respiratory disease: Including issues with the lungs, airways, nose, and any other part of the body used for breathing.

  • Blood disease: Or any issues relating to the blood cells.

  • Some types of cancers: Most cancers that fall into the above-listed categories can be treated by our internal medicine team.

Tests and Procedures We Offer

Our internal medicine team is experienced with the treatment and diagnosis of a wide variety of health issues. The internal veterinarians at Overland Park Veterinary Emergency & Specialty work in close conjunction with other specialty departments at our facility to provide a tailored treatment plan for every animal that walks through our doors. Your pet’s care may include, but is not limited to, the following procedures:

  • Advanced diagnostic tools with state-of-the-art technologies to determine the specific ailment your pet is suffering from.

  • Surgeries to assess and treat diseases that impact internal organs.

  • Medication to treat a wide array of diseases and symptoms.

  • Holistic care to manage other types of medical problems that may arise, whether or not they are related to the initial diagnosis.

  • Endoscopy to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail via the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body.

  • An ultrasound scan to create images inside of the body using high-frequency sound waves, which is suitable for use during pregnancy

  • CT scanning, which is a diagnostic tool used to look at various parts of the body, especially those made of bone (including joints), air (including lungs and the nose), and soft tissue structures- particularly those with a blood supply.

Our internal veterinary medicine practitioners are here to provide expert care to your pet in their time of need. If you have any further questions about the types of services we offer or the diseases we can help treat, do not hesitate to call us at (913) 361-3800 or contact us below.

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