Internal Medicine

Caring for Your Pet’s Internal Organs

Internal medicine refers to the diagnosis and treatment of disease and infections inside the body, from cancer and heart disease to pancreatitis, kidney disease, and diabetes. At Lafayette Veterinary Care Center, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to diagnose and treat your pets. Additionally, we have a full in-house laboratory that allows you to receive results quickly.

Do you suspect an internal problem with your pet?


The ultrasound machine is used to render images of your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound is useful for diagnosing disease and infection of the bladder, heart, liver, and kidneys without having to resort to surgery. Additionally, ultrasound does not involve radiation. Ultrasound can also be used to monitor a pet’s pregnancy.


Laser Surgery

There are a variety of types of laser surgery, including soft tissue, hard tissue, and eye surgery. Each of these uses unique types of lasers. There are a myriad of benefits for both pets and surgeons. For pets, laser surgery results in less pain, a reduced risk of infection, and a faster recovery time. For surgeons, laser surgery allows for increased precision, a reduction of surgery time, and more visibility.


Digital Dental X-Ray

Our digital dental x-ray allows our veterinarians to be able to see your pet’s teeth in order to diagnose and treat dental disease and infection. Dental x-rays are important in dental care, because they allow our veterinarians to see all of your pet’s teeth and check up on their health. The dental x-ray is especially useful for pets who are aggressive or resistant to physical examination of their teeth.


Full In-House Laboratory

Our facility also boasts a full in-house laboratory. Because of this, you can get bloodwork and other lab results while you wait. This means that you don’t have to fret or worry about your pet’s well-being, because you’ll receive their lab results quickly. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about dealing with external parties, as all labwork is completed in-house.


AAHA Accreditation

Our hospital is accredited through the American Animal Hospital Association. This means that we provide top-of-the-line care and service to pets and their owners. You can rest assured that the care you receive, whether it be regular veterinary care, like parasite prevention, or specialty care, like surgery, will be of the highest quality available. Our AAHA accreditation proves our dedication to quality veterinary service, and we are proud to be accredited through this organization.