Internal Medicine

The internal medicine service at the Institute of Veterinary Specialists provides consultation, diagnostic evaluation and treatment pertaining to all aspects of internal medicine including endocrine disorders; liver, kidney, respiratory, and gastrointestinal diseases; infectious and immune-mediated diseases; and critical care cases (including placement of feeding tubes, central lines, transfusion therapy, and total parenteral nutrition).

Diagnosis and chemotherapeutic treatment of patients with various forms of cancer is also an important aspect of the service. Video bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, tracheoscopy, and upper and lower GI endoscopy are provided as well. Video laparoscopy, in order to obtain diagnostic hepatic, pancreatic, intestinal, and/or kidney biopsies without the need for abdominal exploratory surgery is available. Video thoracoscopy is also available and can be used to obtain biopsies of the lung or discrete intrathoracic masses or for minimally invasive pericardectomy.

Julie Corbett, D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Dr. Corbett graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After finishing a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Mississippi State University, she completed an internal medicine residency at Cornell University. Dr. Corbett has lectured on several topics related to veterinary internal medicine and has published several articles and book chapters.

What is a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist?
According to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification from the ACVIM.

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