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Alpharetta Veterinary Specialty & Emergency

Internal Medicine

Veterinarians with a Golden Retriever

Our internal medicine specialists care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting multiple parts of the body. Through evaluation of the patient’s history, physical examination, laboratory results and imaging, the internal medicine specialists will diagnose illnesses and formulate therapeutic plans. Advanced imaging such as an abdominal ultrasound and endoscopy allows a noninvasive look inside the patient's body which can provide insight into the illness's cause.

Our internal medicine service also works alongside the referral veterinary community to provide support and guidance for treatment and management of your pets' illness.


  • Anemia, bleeding disorders

  • Chronic vomiting or diarrhea

  • Respiratory diseases (including chronic coughing/bronchitis, lower airway and parenchymal disease and upper respiratory or Sino nasal disease)

  • Endocrine disease (diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, adrenal gland diseases and other hormonal or metabolic disorders)

  • Infectious diseases

  • Chronic kidney disease or kidney failure

  • Lower urinary tract disease

  • Gastrointestinal disease (including hepatobiliary disease (liver and gallbladder), gastrointestinal illness such as inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatic disorders)

  • Unexplained weight loss


  • Advanced laboratory testing

  • Diagnostic imaging – ultrasound, radiography (x-ray), CT scans

  • Diagnostic sampling - Obtaining a biopsy or fine needle aspirate of internal organs, bone marrow aspiration/biopsy

  • Endoscopy – bronchoscopy (Trachea and airway), cystoscopy (bladder & urethra, non-invasive urinary bladder stone removal), colonoscopy (colon), gastroduodenoscopy (esophagus, stomach & proximal small intestines), rhinoscopy (nasal cavity), esophageal, gastric and nasal foreign material removal

  • Feeding tube placement