Internal Medicine at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital
Receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness in your pet can be overwhelming, and the staff at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital is here to support you every step of the way. With our experienced team and access to board-certified specialists, we ensure that your pet receives the highest level of service and compassion during this difficult time.
What Is Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine includes any service that may be used in treatment of a disease, injury, or other condition occurring within your pet’s body. This includes the following areas of:
Diseases and abnormalities of the heart
Diseases related to glands/hormones
Disorders and conditions of the digestive tract
Disorders of the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic systems
Disorders of the nervous system
The diagnosis of cancer and various treatment options
Conditions of the urinary tract and related systems
We offer many services to support the internal health of your cat or dog. Please contact us to begin discussing your options.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a significant health concern for which there are many underlying causes, including specific disease conditions, certain medications, and age. Through a fairly quick and easy process, we can check your pet’s blood pressure and alert you to any potential issues or problems. Blood pressure screening is routinely recommended for acute and chronically ill pets, as well as senior pets.
Making a Referral
Depending on your pet’s diagnosis, the team at Canandaigua Hospital may refer you to one of Monroe Veterinary Associates’ trusted specialists for treatment. Common examples of conditions for which we might make a referral are:
- Anemia or other blood disorders
- Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
- Endocrine diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Kidney or bladder diseases
- Respiratory problems
- Transfusion services
- Unexplained weight loss
We may also recommend specialized treatment/consultation in the following situations:
- The disease is uncommon, complicated, or remains undiagnosed after standard testing
- Current treatments are not going well or as expected
- A sophisticated procedure is required that is only available through a specialty hospital