Internal Medicine & Critical Care
Our team of skilled internists excels in diagnosing and treating the medical conditions of dogs and cats. By using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, the cause of common problems such as fever, poor appetite, weight loss, labored breathing, vomiting/diarrhea, anemia, abdominal distension or discomfort, and urinary abnormalities can be identified and managed. Commonly used diagnostic aids include endoscopy, laparoscopy, ultrasound, and specialized sample collections. We constantly search for and employ more effective and less invasive procedures to diagnose and treat our patients’ diseases.
Our criticalists are highly trained and experienced in providing prompt and intensive management of patients with life-threatening conditions and those requiring extraordinary supportive care. The intensive care unit is designed and staffed to provide advanced medical support, including oxygen and ventilation therapy, IV and enteral nutrition, transfusion therapy, electronic monitoring and 24/7 laboratory testing. Common problems we manage include respiratory distress, bleeding disorders, shock, and organ failure. Our criticalists also perform emergency procedures and manage post-operative patients with complications or special needs.
Our multi-disciplinary approach and close cooperation among our specialists allows us to offer the best care available to the patients entrusted to us. With the support of a trained and dedicated staff, Gulf Coast Veterinary Internists and Critical Care is committed to using science, technology and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families.