The Washington State University small animal internal medicine service utilizes specialized and advanced diagnostics and state of the art treatments to care for our patients. We are committed to excellence and strive to provide the best care possible. An example of some of the common procedures provided through the internal medicine service include:
Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavages: Evaluation of upper and lower airways.
Cystoscopy: Evaluation of the lower urinary tract.
Endoscopy (upper and lower gastrointestinal examinations)
- Gastroduodenoscopy: Evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and proximal duodenum.
- Colonoscopy: Evaluation of the entire colon and distal ileum.
Rhinoscopy: Nasal and turbinate evaluation and caudal retroflexed nasopharynx evaluation.
Bone marrow biopsies and aspirates
Feeding tube placement (nasoesophageal, esophagostomy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes)
Biopsies and fine needle aspirations for cytology
Endocrine organ function/disease monitoring
Advanced imaging procedures:
- Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Fluoroscopy (including megaesophagus dietary management imaging)
- Nuclear Scintigraphy
Iodine-131 therapy (cats and dogs)