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Internal Medicine

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Meet Our Specialists

Horse Internal MedicineThe Internal Medicine Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals diagnoses and provides treatment for horses with a wide spectrum of life-threatening health conditions. Our staff includes four board-certified veterinarians who have pioneered many of the approaches used for diagnoses and treatment of diverse medical disorders used in veterinary clinics across the country. Our faculty specializes in a wide range of health conditions including metabolic, infectious, endocrine, hematologic, gastrointestinal, liver, renal and respiratory disorders. 

The Internal Medicine Service offers advanced diagnostic techniques including a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures including ultrasound, endoscopy, and gastroscopy. We work in a collaborative environment that brings together the talent of a diverse group of veterinary specialty services including Anesthesiology, Oncology, Soft Tissue Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Imaging, and Clinical Nutrition to provide comprehensive veterinary care for your animal.

Advanced Techniques

  • Neurological and Muscular Disorders: complete neurological examination, cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis, neck intra-articular facet injections, muscle biopsy 
  • Respiratory Disorders: bronchoalveolar lavage, transtracheal wash, oxygen therapy, pleural fluid aspiration and analysis, lung biopsy
  • Gastrointestinal: gastroscopy, gastroscopic duodenal biopsies, rectal biopsy, ultrasound, intestinal absorption study 
  • Metabolic syndrome screening and consultation
  • Urogenital: urinary catheterization, cystoscopy (scope the urinary bladder)
  • Emergency and critical care
  • High-risk pregnancy monitoring
  • Equine neonatal intensive care 
  • Blood transfusion therapy
  • Designated neonatal unit with 24hr. experienced staffing and critical care monitoring available in order to provide a high level of neonatal care

Internal Medicine: Related Information

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
A non-profit board created to enhance animal and human health by advancing veterinary internal medicine through training, education, and discovery.

American Association of Equine Practitioners
An organization created to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development equine health professionals, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry.