The Small Animal Internal Medicine section of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) offers a high level of experience and specialised knowledge for the treatment and management of a variety of internal medicine conditions of dogs and cats. Faculty members have special interests including endocrinology, infectious disease, cardiology, neurology, oncology, nephrology, dermatology, gastroenterology and intensive care management of patients. Excellent patient care, diagnostics and treatment is our primary goal and the Internal Medicine section works in close collaboration with other services in OVAH including clinical pathology, radiology, ICU, surgery, ophthalmology and animal behaviour to achieve these goals.
The services offered by Small Animal Internal Medicine include a variety of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy (including broncho alveolar lavage), tracheal stent placement, gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, cystoscopy, feeding tube placement, joint taps, and bone marrow aspiration and core biopsy.
Research focus areas include Babesiosis, coagulation, endothelial markers, parvovirus, bacteria and prudent antimicrobial use.