Internal Medicine at VSH

The Internal Medicine Service at VSH prides itself on exceptional patient care, cutting-edge diagnostics, and a team approach that emphasizes on communication and compassion. The team relies on active collaboration with other services at VSH for the most advanced diagnosis and treatment options available for your pet.
The Internal Medicine Service team investigates, diagnoses and treats the following conditions and illnesses: 

- Anemia and other blood-related conditions
- Diarrhea, vomiting or other gastrointestinal related conditions
- Endocrine-related or hormone-related problems, such as diabetes, thyroid diseases, Addison's disease and Cushing's disease
- Immune mediated diseases
- Infections
- Infectious diseases
- Kidney and urinary problems
- Liver, pancreas and splenic changes
- Respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, tracheal collapse and lung ailments
- Unexplained weight loss

Your family veterinarian may refer you to the VSH Internal Medicine Service if your pet has complex issues, if a diagnosis is elusive, or if your pet is not responding to standard treatments.  

State-of-the-Art Internal Medicine Equipment

VSH is amongst the most advanced and well-equipped veterinary medical hospitals in the region.  Our state-of-the-art veterinary medical facilities includes the very same medical equipment found in human hospitals throughout the world, including a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy (C-ARM), ultrasound and echocardiogram machines, and digital radiography.

The Internal Medicine Service at VSH is equipped with flexible endoscopes with high-resolution video and rigid scopes for laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.  Working closely with the Diagnostic Imaging Service at VSH, state-of-the-art, high-resolution ultrasound machines are routinely used to perform abdominal and thoracic imaging, along with non-invasive biopsy and aspiration procedures.  High-resolution digital fluoroscopy systems enable procedures such as gastrointestinal/esophageal motility evaluation as well as numerous other interventional treatments and procedures.

Our Team

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Dr. Joyce Chow

Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine

BVSc, FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
Hong Kong Registered Specialist in Internal Medicine

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Dr Paula Valiente

Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine


Hong Kong Registered Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine

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