When your pet is diagnosed with a chronic or long-term condition, the road ahead can be uncertain. Some pets’ chronic illnesses can be managed easily, while others require frequent and ongoing diagnostics, medical treatment, and assessment to make sure the pet is maintaining a good quality of life. And as pets age, the chances of developing something chronic increase.
Our goal is always the well-being of your pet, and we will work to communicate expectations upfront. The medical teams at both our Union and Westfield locations are highly trained and experienced, and we are comfortable treating and managing a myriad of pet health issues. And, if your pet’s chronic condition warrants one, we offer referrals to veterinary specialists who have expertise in serious, often life-threatening chronic conditions and disease processes.
If your pet’s disease is not responding to treatment, your pet has an uncommon or complicated disease, or if we simply feel partnering with a specialist to treat your pet is best, we may refer you to an internal medicine specialist. With board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), these specialists have advanced training in the diagnosis and management of a variety of complex diseases, such as:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Endocrine disease and disorders (thyroid disease, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, and diabetes)
- Gastrointestinal and digestive disorders
- Kidney disease
- Liver and pancreatic diseases
- Respiratory tract diseases (nose, airway, and lung)
- Urinary tract diseases
There are many other specialties in veterinary medicine, and we have trusted partnerships with specialists in many different disciplines. You can rest assured that we will work together to make sure your pet gets the very best care for their chronic disease. Give us a call to schedule your pet’s appointment today.