Internal Medicine

Veterinary Internists Treat Complex Conditions In Pets

Does your pet need to see an internal medicine specialist? Sometimes, the answer is yes.

While your family veterinarian is qualified to manage many aspects of your pet’s care,  sometimes a specialist’s expertise is needed when there’s a particularly complex medical issue.  Just like people, pets can develop multiple or complicated health issues that can be difficult to  manage, especially as they age. Should your pet need more advanced specialty care, your  family veterinarian may refer you to our Internal Medicine service. 

A board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist—an internist—is a veterinarian who’s  completed additional training in how your pet’s internal body systems work, and in diagnosing  and treating the most serious conditions affecting these systems.

Our veterinary internists work in collaboration with your veterinarian to diagnose the problem  and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your pet’s individual situation.

The Conditions Our Internal Medicine Specialists See

Some of the most common conditions for which family veterinarians and concerned pet  parents seek our internal medicine expertise include: 

  • Complicated diabetes, thyroid disorders and other endocrine diseases
  • Infectious diseases including tick-borne and fungal diseases
  • Hematological (blood) disease, such as anemia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, complex pancreatic disease and other gastrointestinal disorders
  • Liver disease such as hepatitis
  • Acute or chronic kidney disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis, asthma, coughing and other breathing disorders
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Suspected cancer

We stay in touch with your family veterinarian

Even if you choose to have one of our internal medicine specialists provide advanced care for  your pet, your family veterinarian will continue to manage most of your pet’s ongoing medical  needs. That’s why we keep your family veterinarian informed about your pet’s condition and  treatment during its stay at Guardian Veterinary Specialists.

To schedule a free initial consultation

We’re so passionate about ensuring that pets receive optimal care—and that pet parents  understand the treatment options available to them—that we offer free initial consultations. To  schedule yours, simply call (914) 704-3400

Our Locations

Guardian Veterinary Specialists
24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care
Guardian Veterinary Emergency Orange County
Night, Weekend & Holiday Emergency Care
Mon6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Tue6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Wed6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Thu6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Fri6:00 PM – Monday 7:00 AM
Sat24 hours
Sun24 hours
Holiday24 hours
Armory Dog & Cat Hospital

Routine Health Care & Emergency Services

Mon9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat9:30 AM – 5:00 PM