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Internal Medicine




Internal Medicine

The board-certified internists at Long Island Veterinary Specialists can provide a diagnosis, confirm an existing diagnosis, and customize and/or adjust treatment plans as necessary to set them on an appropriate course of recovery.

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A few of the disorders that your primary care veterinarian may refer you to LIVS for include:

  • Kidney disease
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Coughing or breathing problems
  • Infectious disease
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chronic or acute vomiting or diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Endocrine disorders including diabetes, adrenal tumors, or thyroid problems
  • Liver inflammation

The services offered are as varied as the diseases and conditions that may present within the Internal Medicine specialty.

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Cardiovascular

  • Arrhythmia management
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heartworm disease
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Systemic hypertension
  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Myocardial disease/cardiomyopathy
  • Acquired valvular disease

Endocrinology (Hormonal Disorder)

  • Adrenal disorder
    • Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Syndrome)
    • Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease)
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s Syndrome)
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Parathyroid disorder
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Thyroid disorder
    • Hyperthyroidism (feline) I-131 therapy 
    • Hypothyroidism (canine)

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Gastroenterology

  • Acute / chronic gastrointestinal distress (vomiting/diarrhea)
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Esophageal foreign body obstruction
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Infectious / parasitic disease
  • Pancreatitis / exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)

Hematology

  • Red blood cell disorders
  • Platelet disorders
  • Coagulopathic (bleeding) disorders

 

Hepatology (Liver)

  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver)
  • Vascular liver disease (portosystemic shunt)
  • Biliary (gallbladder) disease

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Immunology

  • Hemolytic anemia (IMHA)
  • Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Polyarthropathy (joint disease)
  • Lupus Syndrome

 

Infectious Disease

  • Fungal (aspergillosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis)
  • Tick-borne (lyme, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever)
  • Viral (FeLV, FIV, FIP, parvovirus, influenza)
  • Protozoal (babesiosis, giardia, toxoplasmosis, neospora)
  • Bacterial (leptospirosis, bordetella)

 

Oncology

  • Diagnostic evaluation / clinical staging
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiotherapy consultation
  • Palliative therapy

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Pulmonary (Respiratory)

  • Tracheal/bronchial disease
  • Chronic nasal disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic bronchitis/allergic bronchitis (asthma)

Transfusion Medicine

  • Red blood cell therapy
  • Plasma therapy
  • Albumin therapy
  • Synthetic colloidal support

Urinary Disorder

  • Acute / chronic renal failure
  • Glomerular disease (PLN)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease
  • Prostatic disease

 

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Diagnostic Services

  • Digital Radiography
  • Contrast Studies
    • Vascular
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Urinary
  • CT Scan (Siemens AR Star CT Scanner)
  • 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Ultrasonography

  • Evaluation performed by a specialist with advanced training and expertise
  • Outpatient Ultrasound Clinic
    • Results and report provided to the referring veterinarian for quick evaluation, to allow for continuity of care with the patient and clear communication with the owner.

Rigid/Flexible Video Endoscopy

  • Upper/Lower gastrointestinal study
  • Bronchoscopy/BAL
  • Rhinoscopy/Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Cystoscopy 
  • Foreign body removal 
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Stricture balloon therapy

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Cardiovascular Monitoring

  • Pulse oximetry
  • Continuous ECG/blood pressure/end-tidal CO2
  • Electrocardiography – 6 lead examination
  • Holter/Event monitoring
  • Blood pressure clinic (hypertension management)

In-House Laboratory

  • Blood gas/electrolyte analysis
  • Coagulation analysis
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Serum biochemistry

Bone Marrow Aspiration/Biopsy

Therapeutic Interventional Management

  • 24-hour intensive patient care
  • Continuous O2 therapy
  • Ventilator support
  • Nutritional management (parenteral/feeding tube)
  • Transfusion support
  • Radioiodine Therapy

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Internal Medicine Team

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