4176 Meridian Street

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 758-2200

24/7 Emergency Care​

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine specialists using cutting-edge technology can often intervene with diseases that are difficult to diagnose, are multifaceted in nature, and involve several organ systems.

Our Internal Medicine Offerings

We are proud to provide veterinary internal medicine eservices to cat and dog owners and primary care veterinarians in and near Bellingham and all the way to Seattle. Internal medicine specialists are trained to treat the most serious diseases and health problems that affect pets; particularly those conditions that do not respond well to standard treatments.

Conditions Treated

  • Endocrine diseases including diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hypoglycemia;
  • Gastrointestinal diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, esophageal and gastric foreign bodies, and gastrointestinal neoplasia and pancreatitis;
  • Renal and urogenital diseases including acute and chronic kidney disease, urinary incontinence or obstruction, urinary tract infections, and glomerulonephritis;
  • Hepatic and biliary diseases including lipidosis, acute hepatitis/hepatocellular necrosis, cholangiohepatitis, biliary obstruction, hepatic encephalopathy, chronic active hepatitis;
  • Immune-mediated and hematologic diseases such as immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA), immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP), Evan’s syndrome and polyarthritis;
  • Infectious diseases including Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), fungal infections, and Leptospirosis;
  • Cardiovascular diseases including congestive heart failure, pericardial effusion, hypertension, and pleural effusion;
  • Respiratory diseases including rhinitis, nasopharyngeal polyps, bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma.
  • Refractory diabetes, blood disorders, infections, digestive tract problems, hormone/endocrine or immune disorders, diseases of the kidney, liver, gallbladder, lungs and urinary or reproductive tracts.
  • Tracheal and urinary tract stenting
  • Feeding tube placements
  • Stricture dilation

Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment Procedures Offered

  • Comprehensive physical examinations
  • Advanced laboratory testing of various tissue and blood samples
  • Diagnostic imaging (ultrasound and radiographs)
  • Endoscopy with high-resolution video
    • Upper GI (Gastroduodenoscopy)
    • Lower GI (Colonoscopy)
    • Nose (Rhinoscopy)
    • Lungs (Bronchoscopy)
    • Bladder (Cystoscopy)
    • Foreign Body Retrieval
  • Biopsies of masses, internal organs
  • Bone marrow aspirates and biopsies
  • Feeding tube placement
    • E-tubes
    • PEG tubes
    • J-PEG tubes
  • Nutritional consults
Contact BBVSH Bellingham
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If you have an emergency, please call 360-758-2200.

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