At The Landing Veterinary Hospital, we provide diagnoses and treatments for many internal diseases and conditions in dogs and cats, from heart disease to neurological disorders.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves the treatment of diseases and disorders which affect your pet's' internal systems and structures.
Our vets have experience in both diagnosing and treating challenging internal conditions, from disorders of the nervous system to tumors and lung diseases.
At The Landing Veterinary Hospital, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We are able to manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is showing symptoms of an internal condition, our vets will conduct a complete physicals examination of your pet in order to diagnose the issues and create a detailed treatment plan fully customized to their healthcare needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
If your vet isn't able to diagnose and treat your cat or dog's heart condition as part of an internal medicine examination, we will certainly refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet in the Gibsons area and work closely with them in order to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at The Landing Veterinary Hospital in Gibsons understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect your pet's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system does the critical work of supplying oxygen to their body and removing waste gases like carbon dioxide from their systems. Since dogs and cats don't sweat like people do, their respiratory system is key to regulating their body temperature as well.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumours.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Gibsons veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with their ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pet's suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumours and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Some of the most common cancers in dogs include mast cell tumours, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your pet requires diagnosis or cancer care beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Gibsons.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Thanks to the hard work of your pet's glands, a wide variety of essential hormones are secreted and distributed throughout their body. These glands and hormones form your pet's endocrine system. While this system isn't working properly, symptoms can range from poor coat condition to serious skin issues.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats include seizures, IVDD, and tumours.
If your animal requires diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Gibsons. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Gibsons.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Gibsons and throughout the area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.