NVRH Makes Internal Medicine available to NEPA! Modern veterinary medicine addresses disease with much the same method as human medicine. When you have a general problem, you see your family doctor. When you have a disease requiring more in-depth knowledge about specific systems in your body, you see a specialist. The same is true of veterinary medicine. Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital is pleased to announce the expansion our services within the veterinary community with the addition of Dr. Meg McBrien, a board certified veterinary internist.
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) was established in 1972 to create training, examining and certifying programs for veterinarians in the veterinary specialties of Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, and Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Specialists in Internal Medicine diagnose and treat diseases of the cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, endocrine and hematologic systems. They provide specialized testing such as abdominal ultrasounds for liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidney, pancreatic and bladder problems; cardiac ultrasounds for heart and lung conditions; endoscopic procedures for problems involving the lungs, stomach, small intestine, colon and nose; and treatment for endocrine problems such as diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease and hyperthyroidism or infectious disease. Dr. Meg McBrien will also consult on oncology cases.
If your pet suffers from any of the following, talk to your family veterinarian about seeing Dr. Meg McBrien for a specialized Internal Medicine consultation.
Internal Medicine Diseases
Unexplained vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, weight loss,
Liver or gall bladder disease
Diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus
Renal failure, renoliths or ureteroliths,
Urinary incontinence, ectopic ureters
Epilepsy, neurologic deficits, generalized weaknesses including myasthenia gravis
Heart murmurs, weakness, arrhythmias
Chronic bronchitis, feline asthma, collapsing trachea, pulmonary tumors/nodules
Suspected leptospirosis, fungal disease, tick-borne disease, Borrelia berdorferi, red cell parasites.
For more information visit the ACVIM Foundation at www.acvimfoundation.org