Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists | Phone: (225) 227-2967
3803 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Suite C Baton Rouge, LA 70816


Internal Medicine

Insight Into What’s Happening Inside Your Pet

Internal MedicineOften called the puzzle-solvers of veterinary medicine, internists are called upon to solve problems – from chronic conditions such as diabetes or an immune-mediated disease, to acute problems requiring an ultrasound or endoscopy to uncover the root cause.

Covering a broad range of diseases, we focus our practice on treating conditions affecting these areas of the body:

Endocrinology - hormone systems
Gastroenterology – digestive organs
Hepatology – liver, gallbladder, pancreas
Immunology and hematology – immune system, bone marrow, blood
Pulmonology – lungs and airways
Urology – urinary tract, bladder, and reproductive systems

If your pet needs to see an internist, we typically start with an examination including diagnostics. It is essential to reach a definitive diagnosis in order to administer the most appropriate treatment.

We have many tools available to assist us such as:

  • CT scam

  • ECG blood pressure evaluations

  • Endoscopy

  • Fluoroscopy

  • Gastrointestinal contrast studies

  • Laparascopic liver biopsy

  • Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound-guided aspirates and biopsies

To become an internist, a veterinarian undergoes additional training after completing veterinary school, including an internship followed by a three-year residency. During residency, the candidate is required to conduct original research and have it accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. He or she then sits for board examinations. Once they have satisfied all of these requirements, they earn the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, also called an internist. Visit the certifying organization ACVIM for more information.

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