Veterinary internal medicine specialists (internists) have the training, expertise and technology to diagnose and treat any “internal” medical problem a patient might have, from the common to the rare and from the simple to the complex. A family vet may call upon them for help with cases that are puzzling diagnostic challenges, or with patients that have multiple conditions or serious long-term illnesses.

These issues include digestive, hepatic, respiratory, urinary, immune-mediated, hematological, and endocrine diseases.

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What specialized medical procedures do the Internists at Canada West perform?

Our Internists are proficient at specialized medical procedures including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Gastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagoscopy and esophageal balloon dilation
  • Colonoscopy
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement
  • Transtracheal wash
  • Joint taps
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Stents (tracheal, urethral, ureteral)

Our Internists also work closely with board-certified radiologists to provide specialized diagnostics including:

  • Ultrasonography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Specialized contrast procedures

Internal Medicine Team