Kate runs an internal medicine clinic at Rowe Referrals on Mondays where she sees chronic medial cases. Kate is a Bristol graduate who returned to Langford to complete her small animal medicine residency in 2000. She is an RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is co-author of two veterinary textbooks, Differential Diagnosis in the Dog, and Notes on Canine Internal Medicine and has published several articles and book chapters on the subject of internal medicine.
Kate is supported my Michelle, an experienced highly qualified nurse who holds a qualification in advanced anaesthesia.
The Internal Medicine service sees dogs and cats with medical problems which may be simply affecting one organ system e.g. the gut or may be complex and affecting multiple systems. Consultation with the owner is a vital part of this service as we can learn important information from the history and physical examination about what might be wrong with the pet and then use this to plan and discuss the investigations and possible treatment options.
Advanced imaging with CT or ultrasound can be essential parts of the medical investigation and we work with specialist colleagues in this field. We have a range of video-endoscopy equipment to support investigations into intestinal and respiratory disease.
Internal medicine services include:
- Investigation of gastrointestinal disease e.g. vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss
- Investigation of respiratory disease e.g. sneezing, nasal discharge, coughing
- Investigation of liver/pancreatic disease
- Investigation of blood disorders
- Investigation of hormonal disorders
- Investigation of renal/urinary disorders