Internal Medicine Service at VSES
The internal medicine service at VSES provides high-quality care, comprehensive treatment, and superior support for veterinary patients with complex illnesses and chronic diseases. Our internists work closely with your primary veterinarian for ongoing care and management of your pet.
Internal Medicine Services for Your Pets
The VSES internal medicine service provides diagnostic and treatment for various gastrointestinal, endocrine (hormonal), urinary, hematologic (blood-related), respiratory, immune-mediated, and infectious diseases. Services include:
- Bone marrow aspirates/biopsies
- Endoscopic procedures – endoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, and rhinoscopy
- Endotracheal wash/bronchoalveolar lavage
- Feeding tube placement
- Gastric and esophageal foreign body removal
- Transfusion medicine
Our internists diagnose and treat lymphoma and other types of cancer in cats and dogs. We provide your pet with outpatient chemotherapy treatments, and other options to sustain comfort and maintain quality of life.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday.
When to Contact a Veterinary Internist
Your primary veterinarian may recommend a consultation with an internist if your pet has a serious or complicated medical condition, or if a diagnosis is proving difficult. An internist is trained to manage multiple medical problems in your pet.
A board-certified internal medicine specialist completes several years of additional training after veterinary school, including a one-year internship and three years of residency at an accredited institution. Diplomate status is obtained by successfully passing rigorous specialty boards following residency. For more information, visit the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Meet the Internists
The VSES internal medicine service is staffed by Dr. Michael Koch, Dr. Samantha Murray, service coordinators, and trained technicians. Doctors Koch and Murray are internal medicine specialists certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).