Veterinary Internal Medicine in Ames, IA

At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we go beyond providing just routine procedures and vaccinations for dogs and cats. Our expertise in internal pet medicine allows us to provide exceptional care for your loved one. Pets usually avoid showing obvious signs of discomfort, and any signs that do occur may go unnoticed to untrained eyes. Chronic illness, which builds slowly over time, can also be hard to detect. But with our advanced testing and diagnostics, we can accurately diagnose and treat a wide range of internal illnesses in dogs and cats.

Schedule an appointment by calling (515) 292-0400 or booking online.

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Getting a Closer Look with Veterinary Diagnostics

With diagnostics, we delve deeper into identifying and addressing your pet's health concerns. Complex conditions such as liver disease in cats and dogs or Cushing's disease require more complex analysis. For Cushing’s our team needs to conduct preliminary urine and blood tests to assess liver enzyme concentrations and verify the presence of tumors in the pituitary or adrenal glands. Some medical conditions might require ultrasound, X-rays, and EKG machines. Whatever the case may be, we’re ready to handle all your pet’s internal medical needs.

We can accurately diagnose and provide second opinions on various conditions, including:

  • Hyper/hypothyroid disease
  • Acute and chronic kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cushing's disease
  • Addison's disease
  • Leptospirosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Allergies/skin diseases
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pregnancy/reproduction
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease and urethral obstruction
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Recognizing Signs of Illness in Your Pet

As a responsible pet owner, you can check for signs that may indicate your companion is dealing with a chronic medical condition. Some diseases manifest through noticeable changes in your pet's health or behavior, while others may have subtler symptoms. If you observe any of the following signs, contact us at (515) 292-0400 for comprehensive internal pet medicine testing or emergency service.



Rapid weight loss

Decreased appetite

Swollen joints

Trouble breathing

Trouble urinating or defecating

Coughing or sneezing

Get in touch with Somerset Veterinary Hospital today if you have any concerns about your pet’s health!