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Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospitals (VESH)

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Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Services for Pets at VESH

Our internal medicine specialist, Dr. Kirstin Johnson, is specially trained to diagnose and treat your pet’s internal problems, such as liver and kidney conditions, lower urinary tract problems, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas, endocrine disorders, immune-mediated disease, and respiratory issues. 

If you believe your pet may benefit from a consultation with Dr. Johnson, ask your regular veterinarian to provide a referral to VESH or call (413) 665-4931.

Conditions Typically Treated by our Internal Medicine Service

The internal medicine team at Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital specializes in treating a variety of health issues that originate from different parts of the body. We provide the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Blood and bone marrow disorders

  • Endocrine disease

  • Non-invasive removal of foreign bodies in the stomach, esophagus  or trachea

  • Strictures of the esophagus and rectum

  • GI disease

  • Immune disorders

  • Kidney disease

  • Lower urinary tract disease

  • Respiratory tract disease

  • Liver disease

Internal Medicine Veterinarian at VESH holding a feline patient

Tests and Procedures We Offer

  • Advanced and non-invasive Diagnostic Tools can help to determine the specific ailment your pet is suffering from.

  • CT Imaging

  • Digital X-ray

  • Contrast Studies

  • Ultrasound of the abdomen and thorax +/- ultrasound-guided biopsy or gall bladder aspirate

  • Gastroduodenoscopy (stomach & upper small intestines)

  • Colonoscopy (colon and lower small intestine)

  • Rhinoscopy (nasal cavity)

  • Bronchoscopy (lungs)

  • Cystoscopy (bladder and urethra)

  • Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy

  • Liver biopsy and gallbladder aspirate via laparoscopy

Our veterinary internal medicine specialist is experienced with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a wide variety of animal internal health issues. If you have any further questions about the types of services we offer or the diseases we can help treat, do not hesitate to call us at 413-665-4931 or contact us below.

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What is a Veterinary Internist?

Board certified internists are specialists who focus on diagnosing and treating diseases of the internal systems. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, board-certified internists complete an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional three to five years). This additional clinical training is followed by a rigorous examination from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), which oversees specialties in cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, and neurology. Passing this examination grants the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM). The area of concentration is then placed in parenthesis after that title. For example, DACVIM (Internal Medicine).

Learn More

Click the button below to visit the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine's website to read about the advanced education and training that specialists receive in this concentration to become board-certified veterinary internists.