Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

At the Animal Hospital of Sandy Springs, we understand the importance of comprehensive internal medicine services in diagnosing and treating complex diseases that affect your pet’s internal organs. Our Internal Medicine service is dedicated to providing advanced care, supported by state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. We offer a broad spectrum of internal medicine care within our clinic, and when your needs extend beyond our in-house expertise, we facilitate seamless referrals to our board-certified internal medicine specialist, Dr. Derek Duval.

Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services

Our in-house internal medicine services encompass a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options designed to offer comprehensive care for your pet. We utilize the most advanced tools in veterinary medicine, including ultrasound, endoscopy, and bone marrow aspirates, to ensure accurate diagnoses and tailored treatment plans.

  • Ultrasound: This non-invasive imaging technique allows for real-time visualization of your pet’s internal organs, providing valuable information for diagnosing diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys, and more. Ultrasound is a painless procedure that can often be performed without the need for sedation.
  • Endoscopy: Endoscopy involves the use of a flexible tube with a camera and light at the end (endoscope) to examine the interior surfaces of an organ or tissue. This minimally invasive procedure can be used for diagnostic purposes, such as taking biopsies, or for therapeutic purposes, such as removing foreign bodies from the stomach without the need for open surgery.
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate: Bone marrow aspirates are critical in diagnosing and monitoring various blood disorders and certain types of cancer. This procedure involves collecting a small sample of bone marrow for examination under a microscope.

Expert Care by Dr. Derek Duval

If your pet’s needs go outside the realm of our own expertise, we partner with internal medicine specialists in the field. We are proud to collaborate with Dr. Derek Duval, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine). As a board-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Duval brings unparalleled expertise and dedication to our team. Based in Atlanta, GA, he is available to provide his specialized services to both general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the greater Atlanta metro area.

With a focus on compassionate care and advanced medical treatments, Dr. Duval works closely with our veterinary team to ensure that each pet receives a personalized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs.

Schedule a Consultation

If your pet is experiencing complex health issues or requires specialized internal medicine care, please contact the Animal Hospital of Sandy Springs to schedule a consultation with Dr. Derek Duval. Our team is committed to providing the highest standard of care to ensure the best possible outcomes for your pet.