Internal Medicine

Internal medicine services at AVES encompass a wide range of health concerns for your pet. Our veterinarians are dedicated to managing your pet's health issues while maintaining open communication with both you and your family veterinarian. The team-based approach at AVES ensures that your pet receives the highest quality care.

Internists collaborate with specialists, such as surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, and oncologists, to determine the most appropriate diagnostic approaches for complex medical cases. Our internal medicine department specializes in treating unusual and challenging conditions, which may include but are not limited to:

Endocrine disease

Diagnosing and treating a variety of hormonal conditions such as Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease, calcium disorders, diabetes mellitus, electrolyte disorders, and thyroid-related disorders.

Gastrointestinal disease

Diagnosing and treating conditions related to the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas.

Hepatobiliary disease

Evaluating and treating diseases of the liver and biliary system, which includes hepatitis and other hepatopathies. This also includes diseases of the gallbladder.

Respiratory disease

Diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases, such as tracheal collapse, asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia.

Cardiovascular disease

Evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and hypertension, in conjunction with the cardiology team, when appropriate.

Kidney disease and urinary tract disorders

Evaluating and treating kidney failure, kidney disease, proteinuria, incontinence, urolithiasis, and lower urinary tract disease.

Blood disease

Diagnosing and treating blood and bone marrow-related diseases (anemia and other disorders of both red and white blood cells).

Infectious diseases

Evaluating and treating a wide variety of tick-borne, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and other infectious diseases.


Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy

IR & IE use state-of-the-art imaging tools, such as fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, endoscopy, and ultrasound, to visualize and gain access to various areas of a pet's body. This allows for simultaneous diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, ensuring that each patient receives the most thorough and minimally invasive care available.

Why is this beneficial for your pet?
  • Minimally invasive – small or no incisions are made to perform interventions
  • Diagnosis and treatment can be performed at the same time
  • Decreased pain
  • Shorter hospitalization times
  • Decreased anesthesia times
  • Decreased recovery time
  • May provide options for otherwise untreatable diseases
Preventing and Treating Urinary Tract Disorders, Including Obstructions, Stones, and Congenital Abnormalities.

Whether it is because of incontinence, polyps, stones, infection, scar tissue, excessive bleeding, or cancer, your pet might require interventional treatment to address these issues proactively before they escalate into life-threatening conditions, necessitating more invasive medical procedures. Some of the frequently treated diseases include:

  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: repeated and persistent infections of the urinary system.
  • Urinary Tract Stones: stones within the urinary tract may cause discomfort, propagate infections, or cause an obstruction, ultimately preventing urine flow from the kidneys into the bladder or from the bladder to outside of the body.
  • Urinary incontinence: a condition that may occur when there is a weakening of urethral sphincter strength and tone, leading to involuntary urine leakage.
  • Ectopic Ureters: a condition arising when the ureter develops in an abnormal location within the bladder or directly into the urethra, resulting in severe incontinence.
  • Urine Protein Loss: indicates the abnormal excretion of proteins into the urine, which can be indicative of underlying health issues.
  • Urinary Tract Hemorrhage: the presence of bleeding within the urinary system.
  • Urinary Tract Tumors: abnormal growths that can occur in various parts of the urinary system.

For more information, please speak to your referring veterinarian or call 512-343-2837.




Department Information

Our Internal Medicine service is open Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm.



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Appointment scheduling is available Monday through Saturday during regular business hours by calling 512-343-2837. We recommend speaking to your primary care veterinarian about a referral before making an appointment. We do recommend scheduling as soon as you can as appointments tend to fill up 1-2 weeks in advance.

We recommend that you bring all medications (or a list of those medications) that you pet has been taking. In general, medications do NOT need to be stopped before your appointment. Also, please bring any records (blood work results, x-rays, etc.) that you have from your veterinarian – even if they already sent them over. It is always best to have copies with you in case the information does not make it here prior to your appointment.

We know how hard it can be to be away from your pet. If your pet has to stay in our hospital, you can certainly visit. Our visitation hours are between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please call ahead and we will arrange the best time to visit with your pet.







Have an emergency? We are open 24/7/365 for pets requiring immediate assistance.