- About the VMC
- Pet Owners
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- Clinical Trials Office
We are available to assist in the diagnosis and management of dogs and cats with gastrointestinal disorders, hepatic or pancreatic diseases, liver or bladder diseases, upper and lower airway diseases (including nasal disease), endocrine and other metabolic disorders, and infectious diseases. Additional services include:
We will review your pet's medical and diet history, evaluate his or her current diet, discuss appropriate feeding strategies for your pet, answer your nutrition questions and provide written recommendations to you and your veterinarian for commercial diets, treats and supplements (if applicable) to meet your pet's individual nutritional needs.
Examples of services provided include:
A completed diet history form must be received prior to your scheduled nutrition appointment.
Each patient is cared for by a team, which typically includes a faculty member in internal medicine (a board-certified specialist with many years of clinical experience), a resident (a graduate veterinarian who has completed an internship and is training to become a specialist in internal medicine) or intern (a graduate veterinarian in an earlier phase of post-graduate training than a resident), a fourth-year veterinary student (a veterinarian-in-training in his or her final year of veterinary school), and an experienced registered veterinary technician (nurse).
In order to facilitate same-day diagnostic testing, we request that all patients be fasted prior to their appointment (water is ok) except those with specific nutritional needs such as diabetic patients and juvenile small breed dogs. In order to reduce duplication of previous testing, please bring copies of all medical records, diagnostic test results, and any radiographs/other imaging to their pet's appointment. Please be aware that most procedures involving anesthesia will not be performed the day of the first appointment.
The Small Animal Internal Medicine Service is often recruiting patients for a number of studies for which your pet may be eligible. If you have any questions regarding your pet's eligibility, please contact the Clinical Trials Office. Current trials include:
The purpose of this study is to determine if higher doses of enalapril than those currently recommended will further reduce urine protein excretion in dogs with glomerular disease, will survival time, slow rate of decline in kidney function, and delay onset of azotemia as compared to the standard enalapril dose.
Payment is expected at the time of your visit. Please read our payment policy for complete information.