Major Body Systems & Infectious Diseases
What is internal Medicine?
At the Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (SAVS), we diagnose and treat a wide variety of veterinary internal medicine disorders, including endocrine (Diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and disorders of calcium metabolism), gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, and hematological and infectious diseases. Our 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. We utilize a wide variety of endoscopic and biopsy procedures to treat our patients.
- Diabetes mellitus
- Cushing’s disease
- Addison’s disease
- Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
- Gastric foreign bodies
- Gastrointestinal neoplasia
Renal & Urogenital Diseases
- Acute and chronic kidney disease
- Urinary incontinence or obstruction
- Urinary tract infections
Hepatic & Biliary Diseases
- Acute hepatitis/hepatocellular necrosis
- Biliary obstruction
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Chronic active hepatitis
Immune-Mediated & Hematologic Diseases
- Lyme disease
- Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
- Fungal infections
- Congestive heart failure
- Pericardial effusion
- Pleural effusion
- Nasopharyngeal polyps
Dawn Bachman, DVM Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Bachman’s interest in internal medicine developed from a strong desire to provide the most advanced diagnostics and care to pets with challenging medical disorders. Compassion and communication are an integral part of the treatment and care of all her patients. Dr. Bachman’s special interests include immune-mediated diseases, GI diseases/feeding tubes, and infectious diseases with an emphasis on immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and systemic mycoses.
Dr. Bachman has presented at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum and numerous continuing education events for primary care veterinarians. Her clinical research focus has been on platelet antibodies and their role in immune-mediated thrombocytopenia.
Dr. Bachman spends her spare time enjoying beautiful Tucson with her husband, and corralling and spoiling her pets and children.