What is Internal Medicine?At Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, we diagnose and treat a wide variety of veterinary internal medicine disorders including endocrine (Diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, Cushing’s, Addisons, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, disorders of calcium metabolism), gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, hematological and infectious diseases. The Internal Medicine service utilizes state-of-the-art endoscopic equipment to non-invasively examine the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, nose and upper airways and urinary bladder. To treat, we utilize a wide variety of endoscopic and biopsy procedures.
- Endocrine diseases including diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hypoglycemia.
- Gastrointestinal diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, esophageal and gastric foreign bodies and gastrointestinal neoplasia and pancreatitis.
- Renal and urogenital diseases including acute and chronic kidney disease, urinary incontinence or obstruction, urinary tract infections, and glomerulonephritis.
- Hepatic and biliary diseases including lipidosis, acute hepatitis/hepatocellular necrosis, cholangiohepatitis, biliary obstruction, hepatic encephalopathy, chronic active hepatitis.
- Immune-mediated and hematologic diseases including anemia, thrombocytopenia and polyarthritis
- Infectious diseases including Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), fungal infections, and Leptospirosis.
- Cardiovascular diseases including congestive heart failure, pericardial effusion, hypertension and pleural effusion.
- Respiratory diseases including rhinitis, nasopharyngeal polyps, bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma.
Meet Our Doctors
Brisa Hsieh, DVM
Dawn Bachman, DVM Diplomate ACVIM
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there special instructions if my pet has diabetes?
Yes. Please call for instructions.
Are there special instructions for appointments with the veterinary internal medicine specialist or for abdominal ultrasound?
Yes. If you and your pet are attending an appointment with a veterinary internal medicine specialist or abdominal ultrasound, please do not feed your pet 12 hours prior to your appointment. Water is allowed up until the time you arrive at the hospital.