Diagnosis & Treatment
When your vet is focused on veterinary internal medicine they are addressing diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
Our experienced veterinary team is able to diagnose and treat a variety of challenging cases, from disorders of the brain and nervous system to lung disease and tumors.
At Riverside Veterinary Clinic, we have the ability to utilize a modern, on-site diagnostics lab to assist in the quick and efficient diagnosis and treatment of your pet.
We are capable of managing pets that are affected by multiple conditions simultaneously.
Internal Medicine Conditions
Once it is determined that your pet may be experiencing symptoms of an internal medicine condition your vet will utilize the appropriate diagnostics in order to further explore their condition.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Heart disease and disorders are able to affect animals just as they affect humans. Using the technology available in our in-house vet lab, our veterinary team is able to examine your pet for signs of a possible heart condition and diagnose and begin treatment as quickly as possible.
In the case that your dog or cat's heart condition is in need of specialized care, we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Corpus Christi and work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the same level of care that our vets would provide.
- Reproductive Issues
Breeding companions animals requires a great investment of time, energy and finances, so we understand how worrisome reproductive issues could be. Our team of veterinary professionals at Riverside Veterinary Clinic in Corpus Christi 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 a vital part of your pet's overall health and is required for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. However, it is possible for the immune system to not work to the best of its ability, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Some common immune relates disorders that could affect your pet include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system is an essential part of their body. It has the task of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Animals are typically unable to sweat in order to cool down and so your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
Some of the most common pulmonary disorders our clinic sees in dogs include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
For cats, some of these disorders include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Our vets in Corpus Christi commonly explore Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, commonly affecting your pet's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Some of the most frequent symptoms reported in pets suffering from GI problems can be blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer widely affects both humans and animals regardless of age, health, size, or species. Routine care is important for the detection of cancer in its earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Cancers that commonly affect dogs include mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your pet has been diagnosed with advanced or a rare form of cancer then we may require the assistance of a specialist. Our clinic will refer you to an experienced veterinary oncology specialist near Corpus Christi.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine covers a variety of urology disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
The kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra all make up your pet's urinary tract. Urinary tract disorders are able to cause complications within any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Glands throughout your pet's entire body work diligently to provide the entire body with hormones that are necessary for the body to function properly. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. If your pet's endocrine system has been compromised you may notice changes in its fur and skin.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology consists of conditions that affect 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 tumors.
Your pet may require specialized care for neurologic conditions. If this occurs we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Corpus Christi that will provide your pet with the care it needs.
Our focus is on the complete and high-quality care of your pet.
If your pet has been diagnosed with a condition that requires equipment or expertise that we can not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Corpus Christi.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures to assist in the treatment and diagnosis of your pet.
We are able to offer sought-after services such as ultrasound imagery using our ultrasonography equipment which allows us the opportunity to produce images of structures within the body of your pet without the need to conduct an invasive procedure.
Our modern in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology required to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.