Providing Veterinary Internal Medicine,
Including Gastroenterology & Laparoscopy

Veterinary Internal Medicine: Fat Dog

Internal medicine is concerned with the diagnosis, management, and treatment of serious or complex diseases. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is highly skilled at effectively diagnosing and treating your pet with the best possible medical technology. Our staff offers the extensive experience and advanced training to detect and treat diseases and conditions at the earliest stages for optimum results.

We evaluate each patient thoroughly, formulating an appropriate treatment plan for your pet. Our veterinarians are trained to diagnose and treat cases involving disorders of the following systems:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Endocrine
  • Blood and spleen
  • Urinary
  • Liver
  • Respiratory
  • Reproductive

Some of the tools our staff uses to diagnose these disorders include X-rays, endoscope, and ultrasound. Our therapeutic services are used to treat a variety of patients including those with cancer, diabetes, and hypothyroidism, as well as Cushing’s and Addison’s disease.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders are diseases or conditions of the digestive tract. The areas of concern include the stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, colon, and small intestine. Gastrointestinal disorders may include pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and obstructions due to swallowing non-food items.

Symptoms of gastrointestinal concerns include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and loss of appetite. Examinations are typically performed with the aide of ultrasound, X-rays, or the endoscope.

Laparoscopic surgery involves inserting the endoscope into the body through a small incision or natural body opening. This minimally invasive procedure allows us to diagnose, repair, and address issues including foreign body removal and taking biopsies.

Our surgical team is skilled in the use of this tool for both diagnostic and surgical needs. Learn more about our veterinary surgery program.