Internal Medicine Veterinarians at AEMC:
JD Calsyn, VMD
Tuesday & Wednesday
When to Consult an Internist
It is not uncommon for animals to have multiple overlapping complicated medical conditions that affect their comfort and their quality of life. These challenging problems can be difficult to both diagnose and treat. When your pet’s medical problems are complex, when there are multiple components to balance, or when your pet does not respond well to typical treatments of a common disorder, your family veterinarian may seek for the assistance of a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist (Internist).
Internists have undergone advanced education and training and are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in order to provide you with the latest diagnostic and treatment options, giving your pet the best chance for a positive outcome. Internists strive to provide you with the information necessary to make an informed decision, including an understanding of the diseases that are affecting your pet, the diagnostic options, the treatment goals, and the prognosis.
Internists are trained to perform skilled procedures that help in the diagnosis of internal problems including ultrasound, gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroduodenoscopy & colonoscopy), bronchoscopy, esophageal (airways & lungs), rhinoscopy (nasal passages), & cystoscopy (urinary tract). Internists are an integral part of the professional team that is available to you with the goal of providing your pet with the best life possible.
Veterinary Internists commonly diagnose and treat internal diseases that affect the following systems (as provided by the www.acvim.org website) Please consult your veterinarian if you feel that your pet’s healthcare would benefit from consultation with a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist.
Internal Medicine Includes Diagnosis and Treatment of:
- Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticsm)
- Other advanced diseases
- Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism)
- Diabetes mellitus
- Diabetes insipidus
- Canine hypothyroidism and feline Hyperthyroidism.
- Disorders of Calcium Metabolism: Hyperparathyroidism
- Viral & parasitic diseases
- Disorders of the sinuses
- Nasal cavity
- Bronchi and lungs
- Disorders of the esophagus
- Liver and biliary tract
- Disorders of the kidneys
- Urinary bladder
- Prostate and reproductive tract
- Red blood cell
- Platelet and white blood cell disorders
- Blood transfusion therapy
- Immune-mediated diseases
- Immunodeficiency diseases