Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Service is led by faculty who are board-certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Diagnosing Liver Failure

Biopsies can often determine the cause of the disease, but that procedure carries its own risks.



Read his miraculous story of cheating death not once but twice and learn how he recovered from renal failure.



Life can change in an instant. For Priscilla Doel that moment came when she noticed that her 6-year-old Wheaten Terrier, Kirby, had blood in his urine.


The Internal Medicine Service at the Cummings School's Foster Hospital for Small Animals is led by faculty who are board-certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Supporting them are trained technicians, interns, residents, students and staff within a state-of-the-art facility for providing diagnosis and advanced patient care.

The service handles a variety of clinical cases. Dogs and cats—approximately 95% of the caseload—range from  client owned pets to working dogs, from newborn kittens and puppies to geriatric cats and dogs. Our clinicians treat problems of the internal organ systems, including respiratory (pneumonia), neurological, gastrointestinal (vomiting, diarrhea), renal (kidney), infectious diseases, disease of the liver (from congenital shunts to chronic inflammation) and other conditions that need medical attention.

We can provide intensive care for around-the-clock observation and treatment of critical patients. Some of the special procedures that can be performed include dialysis for acute kidney injury, laser lithotripsy for bladder stones, laparascopic liver biopsy, collagen injections for urinary incontinence, coil placement for liver shunts, gastrointestinal endoscopy, dietary consultation and obesity management, bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing, rhinoscopy, and interventional procedures such as stent placement for collapsing trachea or nasopharygeal stenosis.

Our ability to interact with all the other specialties including board certified pathologists, radiologists and nutritionalists give us the ability to handle even the most difficult cases and to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans.

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Our doctors

  • Yoko Ambrosini

    Yoko Ambrosini
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Suzanne Benedict

    Suzanne Benedict
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Karah Burns

    Karah Burns
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Emmanuelle Butty

    Emmanuelle Butty
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Victor Caudal

    Victor Caudal
    Small Animal Medicine

  • Lilian Cornejo

    Lilian Cornejo
    Internal Medicine

  • Sarah K. Crain

    Sarah K. Crain
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Neketa Kakar

    Neketa Kakar
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Mary Labato

    Mary Labato
    Nephrology, Urology, Small Animal Medicine

  • Elyzabeth Lemieux

    Elyzabeth Lemieux
    (Small Animal Rotating Intern)
    Small Animal Medicine Rotating

  • Orla Mahony

    Orla Mahony

  • Michelle Pavlick

    Michelle Pavlick
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Virginia T Rentko

    Virginia T Rentko

  • Melisa Rosenthal

    Melisa Rosenthal
    Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Michael S. Stone

    Michael S. Stone
    Internal Medicine, Small Animal Medicine

  • Cynthia R. L. Webster

    Cynthia R. L. Webster
    Associate Chair; Small Animal Medicine