Internal Medicine – Vet Services LA
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Service at Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH)
MASH is proud to offer internal medicine services 7 days a week. MASH offers internal medicine as one of its specialty services headed by Dr. Bianco. Our hospital is ready to take on any small animal internal medicine cases. We are dedicated and trained specialists ready to handle several services for your pets.
What is a Veterinary Internist?
A veterinary internal medicine specialist is a veterinarian who has completed advanced training in internal medicine (including an internship and residency) following graduation from their veterinary college. Veterinary internists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases in any dogs or cats with respiratory, nasal, kidney, urinary, gastrointestinal, liver, endocrine, pancreatic, or blood cell problems. Our doctors have the latest medical equipment at their disposal for specialized procedures, such as abdominal and thoracic ultrasound, any type of endoscopy, laparoscopy-assisted liver biopsy, bone marrow evaluation, or minimally invasive procedures.
Why Do You Need a Pet Internist?
When your pet’s diagnostic tests are inconclusive and the cause of your pet’s symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, lethargy, loss of appetite, increased thirst, weight loss, abnormal urination) cannot be determined, it may be time to see a veterinary internist. Also, your family veterinarian may have diagnosed your pet with a disease that they have limited experience with. This is when having a veterinary internist is ideal as they have treated many of these diseases over and over again. Our internists will work closely with your family veterinarian to provide complete veterinary care for your pet.