At Friendship Veterinary Hospital in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, our veterinary staff specializes in internal medicine. We offer treatment for both acute and chronic medical conditions, such as autoimmune or infectious diseases, liver, and endocrine diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, among many other internal medical conditions.
In order to understand the full scope of your pet’s health, our veterinarians may recommend performing a series of diagnostic tests. Some of these diagnostic tests may include:
Occasionally, the only way to make a proper diagnosis for your pet is by utilizing endoscopy - the examination of the internal organs and the sampling of tissue using a scope. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that may allow our veterinarians to detect and diagnose gastrointestinal issues or certain kinds of cancer.
If your pet is experiencing symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or weight and appetite loss, you should bring your pet in for immediate examination.
2. Blood Tests
Our veterinarians will typically lead with a physical examination and then a blood test. A blood test shows platelet counts and will detect any major red flags. A blood test will indicate levels in the kidney, liver, and the pancreas, as well as red & white blood cells and blood sugar levels.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless imaging technique that uses sound waves to detect abnormalities and diseases in internal, abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid and parathyroid.
For the best internal medicine veterinarians in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, call Friendship Veterinary Hospital today.