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Veterinary Internal Medicine

Veterinary internal medicine deals with the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of conditions that affect the internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver, heart, and gastrointestinal system. At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, we use a combination of advanced technology and collaboration to produce the most accurate diagnoses and effective treatments to restore your pet’s health.

Cancer in Pets: Diagnostic and Treatment Options

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When faced with a diagnosis of cancer, owners often worry that the only option is euthanasia to avoid suffering for their pet. However, veterinary cancer drugs and treatments can make a pet feel better and more comfortable, helping to extend his or her life.

At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital our veterinarians have a high level of continuing education in animal cancer and are able to make use of the latest technology in diagnostic and treatment options. We can provide surgical and most chemotherapy options for pets, and we maintain a close relationship with cancer specialists to refer patients who need radiation or advanced chemotherapy treatments.

Complete Cardiac Care for Pets

Just like people, pets can have congenital heart conditions or heart disease that develops over time. Our veterinarians routinely diagnose and treat heart conditions in dogs and cats. We have also developed excellent relationships with local specialists in the event your pet needs a cardiologist or requires an advanced diagnosis.

Veterinary Endocrinology: Correcting Hormone Imbalances

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the delicate balance of the body’s hormones. In pets, hormone imbalances can cause conditions such as:

Our veterinarians have the knowledge and education to interpret your pet’s symptoms to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine issues.

Internal Collaboration

At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospitalour doctors routinely consult with one another. This provides our patients with the benefits of several doctors’ opinions and brainstorming analyses. This sharing of expertise and experience has resulted in highly efficient diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of diseases and illnesses.

External Collaboration

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital maintains close relationships with many specialty hospitals and veterinary professionals who have advanced knowledge and capabilities in fields such as:

  • Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Internal medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiology
  • Ophthalmology

Our veterinarians also use the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) to research cases and to access expertise on the latest practices and procedures in veterinary medicine.

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of our patients, and you can rely on us to help you find the best treatment options in the area. Please contact our friendly staff with any questions or concerns.