Internal Medicine

My veterinarian practices medicine.  What makes an internal medicine specialist—or board certified internist—different?

Your family veterinarian is your first resource in any medical condition. All veterinarians are trained to diagnose and treat common conditions your pet may experience. A board certified internal medicine specialist is a veterinarian certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  These veterinarians have expertise and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with disorders such as  diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, organ failure, hormonal imbalances, immunological disorders and unusual infectious diseases. 
  • Our veterinary internist spends every day diagnosing and treating animals with your pet’s specific problems. Complex medical disorders, often involving multiple body systems or organs, are her  area of expertise.  VMC's Internists see on a regular basis what your veterinarian may see only once or twice in his or her career.
  • There are literally hundreds of internal medical disorders in animals. Many diseases cause very similar symptoms and appearances. Recognizing the subtle differences requires specialized training and tools.
  • Our veterinary internists are equipped with specialized equipment and products, allowing them to make more accurate diagnoses and perform more advanced treatments right here at VMC.
  • The Internal Medicine service works as a team with our other specialists, meeting regularly to review each case and share pertinent information.  Dr. White's patients benefit from 24-hour critical care coverage and post procedural monitoring with our Emergency and Critical Care services, advanced in-house diagnostic capabilities from or Imaging and Cardiology services, as well as timely surgical intervention from the Surgery service.
Is there another veterinary internist available in the Syracuse area? 
No.  Dr. White is the only board certified veterinary internists practicing in the greater Syracuse area.
Specialized services available from our Internal Medicine service include:
  • Advanced diagnostic and treatment options for difficult and complex cases
  • Assessment and management of multiple concurrent organ system disorders
  • Experience in management of geriatric patients and their special needs
  • Endoscopic foreign body removal
  • Cytology and microbiology examinations 
  • Endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and respiratory systems
  • Blood gas analysis and oximetry
  • Selection and placement of feeding tubes for nutritional therapies
  • Parenteral nutrition techniques
  • Central venous pressure monitoring and doppler blood pressure
Conditions Commonly Treated by Veterinary Internists
  • Addison's Disease
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Feline Asthma
  • Gastrointestinal Food Allergies
  • Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats
  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats
  • Hypothyroidism in Dogs
  • Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia & Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia
  • Liver Failure & Hepatic Encephalopathy Management
  • Non-Neoplastic Infiltrative Bowel Diseases 
  • Renal (Kidney) Failure in Dogs and Cats


"How could we ever thank you? Your professional expertise and passion for veterinary medicine saved our Laney's life. Your work ethic ensured us that she was getting diligent care even as we slept. Your personal compassion helped us to easily deal with a family emergency even as the days turned into weeks. There is no question that we are happily reunited with our precious dog because all of you welcomed us and understood that it was your awesome responsibility to get us all together back home. Thank you for making Laney healthy again!"

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