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Internal Medicine at NC State’s Terry Center Specializes in Serious Health Ills of Dogs and Cats

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The Internal Medicine Service at NC State University’s Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center specializes in diagnosing and treating serious health problems of dogs and cats including:

  • Metabolic diseases, such as pancreatitis;
  • Infectious diseases, such as tick-borne diseases;
  • Endocrine diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and Cushing’s disease;
  • Hematological diseases, such as anemia or thrombocytopenia;
  • Gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel conditions;
  • Liver diseases, such as hepatic lipidosis and cholangitis;
  • Renal disease, such as acute or chronic kidney disease;
  • Lower urinary tract diseases, such as urinary tract infection and urinary stones; and
  • Respiratory disorders, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

Private practice veterinarians are able to diagnose and treat many of the conditions and diseases that affect pets. The Terry Center’s Internal Medicine clinicians, however, have undergone concentrated training programs in internal medicine and have passed the rigorous examinations of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. This training and experience has focused their knowledge and skills to improve their ability to diagnose and treat the unusual problem presented.

Internal medicine clinicians are skilled in endoscopic techniques and have the most advanced instruments necessary to perform such diagnostic tests as:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Airway stenting

In addition,  other Terry Center specialists are available to provide support and consultation for internal medicine patients in the areas of radiology, ultrasonography, clinical pathology, clinical pharmacology, neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology, critical care, oncology, dermatology, nutrition, behavior, dentistry and oral surgery, general and orthopedic surgery. Support facilities include a state of the science Intensive Care Unit.

Patients must be referred to the Internal Medicine Service by their primary veterinarian. The service utilizes a team approach to patient care which includes a faculty clinician, a resident or intern, and a senior veterinary student all  of whom work in partnership with the primary veterinarian.

The Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center is a component of the Veterinary Health Complex on the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Centennial Biomedical Campus.