Providing Thorough Veterinary Internal Medicine in Hinsdale, IL
If your dog or cat is experiencing a chronic health issue, it is essential that we work together here at Lane Veterinary to understand their condition and find a treatment plan to manage and improve their symptoms. Veterinary internal medicine involves using in-depth diagnostics and exploring all possible treatment options to achieve the best health outcome for your pet. With in-house lab diagnostics, X-ray imaging and ultrasound, our team can manage most internal medicine cases, while providing a low-stress environment and warm, concierge-style service that puts you and your pet at ease.
Does your pet seem to be unwell, because they aren’t acting like themselves? Lane Veterinary offers Fear Free care in a state-of-the-art hospital. Call (630) 320-6644 or schedule an appointment online so we can help you take care of your pet.
Types of Chronic Health Conditions We Can Treat in Dogs and Cats
Dr. Baker and her skilled vet team can utilize veterinary internal medicine to treat a multitude of acute and chronic internal conditions in pets, such as:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Bladder infections and stones
- Gall bladder disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Heart disease
- Cushing’s disease
- Immune-mediated diseases
What to Expect If Your Pet Sees Us for an Internal Health Issue
Lane Veterinary has the capabilities to handle most internal medical cases in-house. Our hospital is equipped with advanced laboratory testing tools, along with digital X-ray and ultrasound technology for detailed imaging of the bones, joints, and soft-tissue organs.
We Start with an Exam
At your pet’s appointment, we will first need to perform a physical examination to check for any visible changes. We will also discuss your pet’s symptoms and any unusual behaviors you might have seen from them at home.
We Use Diagnostics to Get the Information We Need
Your pet will also likely need to stay for laboratory tests, and potential X-rays and/or an ultrasound to help us make a definitive diagnosis. If necessary, we can refer your pet to a trusted specialist for additional, advanced testing or an MRI. If necessary, our veterinary team might recommend exploratory surgery to find the underlying cause of a persistent health problem.
Laboratory tests, which we can provide in-house or via a reference lab, include:
- Specific and comprehensive blood tests, including CBC (complete blood count), comprehensive blood panel, chemistry, T4 thyroid testing, and parasite screens
- Infectious disease screens
- Bile acids
- Fecal exams
- Skin scrapings
- Bacterial and fungal cultures
- GI absorption panel
- Hormone panels
- Endocrine testing
- Biopsy pathology reads
We Explore Treatment Options for Your Pet
Once we have made the most accurate diagnosis of our pet’s condition, we can use the information obtained from testing and imaging to create an individualized treatment plan. Our goal is to reduce the symptoms of your pet’s acute or chronic condition (pain, nausea, lameness, lack of appetite, incontinence, itchy skin, etc.), and improve their quality of life as much as possible. Many chronic diseases cannot be fully cured, but they can be managed quite well with ongoing treatment and routine checkups.