Animal Health Center - Companion Animals - Small Animal Internal Medicine
The MSU-CVM Small Animal Internal Medicine service provides a world-class specialist-level service for referring veterinarians in Mississippi and adjoining states, and provides high grade 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 in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas. Referral cases handled by the Small Animal Internal Medicine service cover the full spectrum of specialties under the medicine 'umbrella', including cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, dermatology, neurology, oncology, 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.
Small Animal Internal Medicine, Information for Pet Owners
- Ultrasound-guided tissue aspiration and biopsies
- Bone marrow collection
- Joint fluid collection
- Transtracheal washes and bronchoalveolar lavage
- Cerebrospinal fluid collection
- Oxygen and ventilatory support
- Transfusion with blood and specialized blood products
- Parenteral nutrition, and placement of nasoesophageal, esophageal and gastric feeding tubes
- Placement of tracheal stents for treatment of tracheal collapse
- Placement of urethral stents in patients with malignant urethral obstructions
- Advanced chemotherapy, Radiation, and vaccination for melanoma
At MSU, we are able to perform radiation therapy for the treatment of a
variety of different types of tumors.
Videos produced by students in Comparative Endocrinology elective:
Canine Addison’s Disease, 2009
Diabetic Ketoacidosis, 2009
Feline Acromegaly, 2010
Canine Hyperadrenocorticism, 2010
Diabetes Mellitus, 2011