Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine investigates conditions which are uncommon, complicated or difficult to diagnose and treat. These conditions can be broad and may affect one or more organs.

This includes a wide range of conditions:

  • Vomiting, diarrhoea or weight loss
  • Metabolic conditions such as diabetes
  • Hormonal conditions such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism
  • Breathing-related disorders (for example affecting the lungs or the nose)
  • Bloodstream or blood clotting disorders such as anaemia or unexplained bleeding
  • Bone marrow problems
  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • …and more.

It can be an upsetting and frustrating time when your pet isn’t well and the cause is not entirely clear. Our aim is to ensure all animals are happy, well, and the best they can be. Our highly-trained clinicians and nurses, and our advanced equipment (e.g. CT scanning, endoscopy), support us to achieve this. Once a diagnosis is made, we work closely with our other clinical services to provide the best possible care and treatment for your beloved pet. It is common for animals that have undergone diagnostic tests and treatments to stay in the hospital for a day or more.

The Ralph’s Telemedicine Service supports vets working in general practice to manage their chronic and non-urgent medicine cases. The service offers easy-to-access advice for referring practices from some of our team of Internal Medicine specialists via video/audio call (using Zoom software) or by written report. For more information about the service, and to book a consultation click here. 

Our Internal Medicine Specialists are Annelies Willems, Cecilia Stilwell, Heather Covey, Hannah Darcy, Patricia Ibarrola. and Isla Trewin. Our Internal Medicine Resident is Javier Rodriguez. Our Internal Medicine Nurses are Laura Jones, Sarah Nicoll, Heather Simcock, Sarah Gibson and Emma Maganzini. We also work closely with Elise Robertson who practices from The Ralph on particular cases and performs selective procedures.

Have you seen our endoscopy animation? Created especially for pet carers to help them understand more about their pet’s endoscopy procedure and what to expect afterwards. Check it out.

Our Internal Medicine service is very happy to discuss cases with and provide advice to our colleagues in practice. Please use our Medicine Advice Form here.