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Veterinary Internal Medicine in Springfield

Our Springfield internal medicine department, led by Dr. Clayton Kilrain, offers specialized care for sick pets that are referred to us by their regular veterinarians.

Please Note: A referral from your primary care veterinarian may be required before making an appointment.

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What is Veterinary Internal Medicine?

Internal medicine, true to the name, is primarily dedicated to diseases of the internal systems but may on occasion involve the skin or eyes.

Areas typically handled by internists include the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive tract, urinary tract, liver and pancreas, endocrine (hormonal) systems, hematology (blood), as well as cancer.

Examples of problems for which your veterinarian might refer your pet to an internist are seizures due to endocrine diseases, coughing or asthma, chronic upper respiratory/nasal disease, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, kidney or bladder disease, liver disease or jaundice, pancreatitis, diabetes, thyroid disorders, anemia, bleeding disorders, and evaluation of cancer. These kinds of diseases can be the most serious and frightening of problems and also the most frustrating.

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Our Internal Medicine Specialist

An internal medicine specialist has advanced training including a one-year internship and three-year residency after veterinary school. Meet Dr. Kilrain, our internal medicine specialist!

Dr. Clayton Kilrain

Our Veterinary Internal Medicine Services in Springfield

Veterinary internal medicine specialists are skilled at the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the immune systems, cardiovascular systems, urinary, gastrointestinal, endocrine systems and more in a safe and compassionate manner. 

If your pet is showing symptoms of an illness that your regular veterinarians isn't able to diagnose or treat, they can refer your four-legged companion to an internal medicine specialist for more advanced care.

At The Regional Veterinary Referral Center, our internal medicine department emphasizes a comprehensive, team approach to our cases and works not only with your veterinarian but also with other specialists to ensure the best care for our patients.

Internal Medicine FAQs

After a referral from your primary care vet, an internal medicine specialist will complete a thorough physical exam of your pet to formulate a diagnostic plan and create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your pet’s needs.

The following are some of the most common questions we get about our specialized internal medicine services:

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New Patients & Referrals Welcome

The Regional Veterinary Referral Center is accepting new patients in emergency situations or by referral! Our experienced specialists are passionate about the health of Springfield pets. Contact us today to learn more.

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