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

How Can We Help You?

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:
 
  • Endocrine disease (e.g., diabetes, I-131 therapy for hyperthyroid cats)
 

 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 recieve 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.
  • Gastrointestinal disease (e.g., vomiting/diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease)
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  • Respiratory disease (e.g., kennel cough, pneumonia, upper respiratory disease)
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  • Liver disease (e.g., portosystemic shunts, "yellow" skin, weight loss)
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  • Renal disease (e.g., acute or chronic kidney failure)
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  • Urinary disease (e.g., incontinence, inappropriate urination, infection)
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  • Immune-mediated disease (e.g., anemia, polyarthritis)
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  • 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.

 

 

 Endoscopy

 

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

Phone:
(970) 297-5000

Fax:
(970) 297-1205

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