The internal medicine department at Florida Veterinary Referral Center (FVRC) provides specialized veterinary care for companion animals in the areas of:
Immune mediated and Hematologic disease
Musculoskeletal and Neurologic disease
Cancer treatment and diagnosis
FVRC’s internal medicine specialists work co-operatively with our doctors in Surgery, Neurology, Radiology, Oncology, and Emergency & Critical Care. Our collaborative approach to medical care, along with our advanced diagnostic equipment, gives FVRC doctors the ability to rapidly diagnose and more effectively treat illnesses, getting your pet back to feeling better and healthy quickly.
Bone marrow aspirates and biopsy
Cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy
Blood and plasma transfusions
Blood testing for endocrine, infectious, and autoimmune diseases
Feeding tube placement: esophagostomy, gastric feeding tubes, and small intestinal tubes
Blood glucose curves
Blood clotting profiles
With Color Flow Doppler & Pulse Wave Capability
Abdominal / Thoraic / Urogenital ultrasonography
Ultrasound guided biopsy
Urogenital contrast studies
MRI & CT
Non-emergent ultrasound appointments are available Monday through Friday on an outpatient basis. Procedures requiring anesthesia will be scheduled separately from the appointment.
Interpretation of the ultrasound by a specialist
A written evaluation, with recommendations provided to your primary veterinarian
Pets scheduled for an ultrasound should be fasted for 12 hours before their appointment.
Diabetic patients, patients under 5 pounds, or less than 4 months of age should consult with their veterinarian regarding specific fasting recommendations prior to their appointment.