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​What is Internal Medicine?
COVID-19 update to the veterinary community

In an effort to support our colleagues and referring veterinarians during this time, our hours for the DVM consult line for case consultation will be expanded to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F. A return call or email response will be provided within 24 hours. Inquiries regarding current patients will be prioritized. As we navigate the changing situation, we may be able to offer more hours or telemedicine options for you or your clients.

If the case is emergent and a more rapid response is required, please call our front desk at 970-297-5000 and speak with our Urgent Care department​.

Our Small Animal Internal Medicine service provides examinations, diagnostic tests, and a wide variety of therapies for helping sick dogs and cats.​​​

How Can We Help You?

You do not need a referring veterinarian to make an appointment with our service. We will see patients with any medical problem; from pet owners with a new problem, those seeking a second opinion, or from clients who are referred by their regular veterinarian for advanced or complicated veterinary issues.

Bringing your animal to our service puts you in the hands of veterinarians who are experts in a broad range of specialties (learn more about What it Means to be a Specialist), including:

 Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with Small Animal Internal Medicine, please call (970) 297-5000.
Veterinarians wishing to make a referral can view our rDVM page for more information.

 How Much Does it Cost?

Every case is unique and the cost of your pet's treatment will vary depending on the type and severity of the disease, the diagnostic tests, and the treatment plan.
Your veterinarian will talk to you about these different variables and the costs involved because you are a crucial part of the decision-making process. You will always receive a fee estimate at your appointment and be appraised of significant changes or recommendations throughout your pet's care.
Visit the hospital's Financial Information page for general payment information.
  • Endocrine disease (e.g., diabetes, I-131 therapy for hyperthyroid cats)

  • Gastrointestinal disease (e.g., vomiting/diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease) 

  • Respiratory disease (e.g., kennel cough, pneumonia, upper respiratory disease) 

  • Liver disease (e.g., portosystemic shunts, "yellow" skin, weight loss) 

  • Renal disease (e.g., acute or chronic kidney failure) 

  • Urinary disease (e.g., incontinence, inappropriate urination, infection) 

  • Immune-mediated disease (e.g., anemia, polyarthritis)

  • Infectious disease (e.g., canine influenza, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis)

If someone from our service area isn't an expert in your animal's specific medical issue, we are able to partner with clinicians from other specialty areas of our hospital (e.g., Dermatology, Oncology, and Soft Tissue Surgery) to provide comprehensive care for your pet. We also work closely with our Blood Bank and Pharmacy.

Some examples of reasons why your pet might visit us include (but are not limited to): a decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss or obesity, lethargy or depression, coughing, sneezing, respiratory distress, swollen joints, trouble swallowing or defecating, difficult or painful urination, dehydration, collapse, seizures or loss of consciousness, or any chronic illness.



Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

(970) 297-5000
Veterinarian Consult Line:
(970) 297-4261