Specialised referral care for feline and canine internal medicine
Experience advanced internal medicine care for your pets, delivered by our expert clinicians.

The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney (UVTHS) offers a wide range of referral services in internal medicine for feline and canine patients. Our referral clinicians have advanced clinical training and expertise in all areas of internal medicine including, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, oncology, endocrinology, urology and infectious diseases.

Consultations are available Monday to Friday. Often, after consultation patients will be admitted into hospital for diagnostic investigations, which may include clinical pathology, radiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography and endoscopy.

We maintain separate wings for canine and feline patients, creating a low-stress environment for all. Our specialised clinicians, experienced veterinarian nurses and treatment facilities ensure the best care is delivered to our patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our internal medicine services

We provide the highest level of care for our sick feline patients, including ongoing health management of chronic diseases, either at our hospital or with your primary care veterinarian. Our purpose-built feline wing, the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre, has been open since December 2004. Our experienced team handles challenging cases, ensuring our patients the best veterinary care.

We can investigate and treat cardiovascular and respiratory diseases using our diagnostic facilities. Cardiorespiratory investigations often include thoracic radiographs, fluoroscopy, ECG, echocardiography with spectral colour Doppler imaging and bronchoscopy.

Our facilities include specialised oxygen cages for patients that require intensive care and oxygen supplementation. 

The diagnosis and treatment of some endocrine diseases can be challenging. Our referral clinicians have expertise in the identification of endocrinopathies in small animals and carry out specific endocrine function tests to identify the underlying problem. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • ACTH stimulation test
  • Low-dose dexamethasone test
  • Bile acid stimulation test

We also provide care for critically ill patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.

Problems of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and liver are common in dogs and cats. We investigate these problems using specialised diagnostic procedures such as fluoroscopy for disorders of swallowing, ultrasound for gastric, intestinal, hepatic, or pancreatic diseases, and endoscopy for investigation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Our medicine clinicians, working in close association with the imaging and pathology services at UVTHS, cover all aspects of the investigation and diagnosis of neoplastic (cancerous) diseases.

We work closely with other services internally and externally to provide the best treatment plan for oncology patients.

We see patients with a wide variety of problems including seizure disorders, brain tumours and infectious diseases, including fungal infections. Our clinicians utilise a wide range of diagnostic tools including advanced imaging to investigate these challenging cases.

To facilitate rapid diagnosis of neurological problems in small animals, on-site access is available to both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Consultations are by appointment.

Appointments can be made after discussion with your primary care veterinarian. Please contact our clinic to book an appointment.
Should you want further diagnosis or a second opinion, speak to your veterinarian, who can arrange a referral for you.
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