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Overland Park Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

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Veterinary Internal Medicine

Seven members of the internal medicine team

Internal Medicine Specialists

Image: TOP ROW: Laura Grigsby, DVM, Internal Medicine| Meredith Cole, VA | Micah Ha, RVT | Karissa Perez, VA | Alex Portanova, DVM DACVIM, Residency-Trained in Internal Medicine BOTTOM ROW: Jenni Seagraves, VT | Sara Cockrum, RVT

Internists, also known as internal medicine specialists, possess a high level of training and expertise and have undergone specialized training to understand better the complex interactions of all of your pet's bodily systems and organs. They specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating diseases in cats' and dogs' internal organs, such as the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, lungs/airway, and endocrine systems.

Internists specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of diseases and conditions. Diabetes, blood disorders, infections, cancer, digestive tract issues, hormone/endocrine disorders, autoimmune diseases, gallbladder, lungs, and urinary/reproductive tracts, and kidney, liver, and heart diseases constitute some of the most common conditions.

To diagnose and treat diseases accurately, specialized diagnostic testing is often necessary. Our team can perform many of these tests in-house. Diagnostic testing may include ultrasound, CT scan, bloodwork, urinalysis, bone marrow biopsies, gastrointestinal, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and rhinoscopy. Using specialized equipment and resources will help our internists understand what is happening in your pet so we can develop the best treatment plan for them.

If your pet needs advanced care, our team is here to help. Please contact us, or call (913) 361-3800 to schedule a consultation for your pet today.

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