Internal Medicine
Internal medicine is the term used to describe the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of difficult or serious diseases.  We utilize advanced lab tests, endoscopy and diagnostic imaging to bring a greater understanding of medical conditions in cats and dogs.

Reasons for an Internal Medicine Visit:
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Pancreatitis
  • Chronic coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cushing's disease or other hormonal problems
  • Chronic urinary infections or bladder problems
  • Liver disease or elevated liver tests
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Kidney failure
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Unexplained weight loss


Internal Medicine Diagnostic Procedures:
  • Endoscopy - an evaluation of a stomach and upper small intestine
  • Colonoscopy - an evaluation of the colon and lower intestine
  • Bronchoscopy - an evaluation of the vocal cords, trachea and lungs
  • Rhinoscopy - an evaluation of the nose and potentially sinuses
  • Cystoscopy - an evaluation of the reproductive tract and bladder
  • Cerebral spinal fluid taps - an evaluation of spinal fluid
  • Joint taps - an evaluation of the joint fluid
  • Bone marrow aspirates of biopsy
  • Ultrasound or sonogram
  • Lithotripsy


What to expect during an Internal Medicine Visit:
A complete physical exam is performed.  Additional diagnostic imaging may be necessary, this would include ultrasound or X-ray.  Once all the results come in from the various tests, Dr. Tillquist will review the results and consult with the pet owner on the severity of the patient's condition.  A diagnosis and treatment plan will be presented and may include special diets, medications and / or surgery.
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