Internal Medicine is the medical speciality dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic internal diseases. This involves profound knowledge of the whole body and the management of patients who have often multi-systemic morbidities. Internists are basically detectives for all body systems and play a central role within a clinical setting.
Internal Medicine patients present with a wide variety of clinical signs including: vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive drinking, abnormal urination, weight loss, cough, bleeding, fever etc. and it is the task of the clinician to collect all the information and evidence to solve the predominant problem. These patients rarely need surgery. The most important tools for an internist include a deep willingness to listen, an obsession for details and the understanding and usage of further methods of investigations like radiographs, ultrasound, CT/MRI and non-invasive endoscopic procedures of the lung, nose, throat and gastrointestinal tract.
We understand that not every client will want to go ahead with referral and we are more than happy to discuss cases by email or over the telephone with our referring vet colleagues.
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