The MSU-CVM Small Animal Internal Medicine service provides a specialist-level service for referring veterinarians in the region, while also offering high-level clinical teaching to veterinary students, interns, and residents.
Referral services include telephone consultations with owners and veterinarians, and comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic investigations of challenging small animal internal medicine cases referred from veterinary practitioners.
Referral cases handled by the Small Animal Internal Medicine service cover the full spectrum of specialties, including cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, dermatology, hematology, and transfusion medicine. Specific diagnostic and therapeutic services offered by the Small Animal Internal Medicine service, and common reasons for referral, include tertiary patient care capabilities in our intensive care unit, a spectrum of advanced imaging techniques, endoscopy, and a range of techniques beyond the expertise of many local veterinary practitioners.
Within the Small Animal Internal Medicine group, a focused Oncology Team is provided for our cancer patients.
Some of our specialties include:
- Digital radiography
- Ultrasonography (including echocardiography)
- Computerized tomography
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Interventional radiology
- Endoscopic biopsies
- Percutaneous endoscopically-guided gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement
- Foreign body removal
- Balloon dilation of esophageal strictures
- Ultrasound-guided tissue aspiration and biopsies
- Bone marrow collection
- Joint fluid collection
- Transtracheal washes and bronchoalveolar lavage
- Cerebrospinal fluid collection
- Transfusion with blood and specialized blood products
- Placement of tracheal stents for treatment of tracheal collapse
- Placement of urethral stents in patients with malignant urethral obstructions