Internal medicine is a discipline that is concerned with prevention, diagnosis and non-surgical therapy related to all the apparatus of living organisms including the:
- Respiratory system,
- Cardiovascular system,
- Gastrointestinal system,
- Urinary system,
- Reproduction system,
- Endocrine and metabolic system,
- Hematopoietic organs,
- Nervous system.
This branch also includes: infectious diseases, clinical immunology and rheumatology.
The branch of medicine that is concerned with pathologies that can be cured through operations. In recent years, particularly in the field of veterinary medicine, the evolution of this discipline has given life to numerous specialist disciplines including:
- Oncological surgery,
- Thoracic medicine.
Is the different techniques that permit the study of the interior of the organism via images. These techniques include:
- Radiology:with the use of X-rays that permit the visualization of hard (bone) and soft (organ) tissues,
- Sonogram:a medical diagnostic system that uses ultrasounds. It is non-evasive and allows the operator to evaluate the structure of organs and study eventual abnormalities.
As in human medicine, these are fundamental in assessing the functionality of the organs. The information that specialist veterinary labs can offer is indispensable in reaching a definitive diagnosis. The Sant' Antonio Veterinary Clinic has an in-house lab so that blood chemistry tests can be carried out quickly.
The Canine registry permits the recording and monitoring of personal and sanitary data via the sub-cutaneous insertion of a minuscule cylindrical microchip that is 11 millimeters in length and 2 millimeters in diameter. It is covered in bio-compatible material and injected under the animal's skin, behind the left ear with a special single-use sterile syringe. It contains a numerical code that unequivocally identifies the animal. The Sant'Antonio Veterinary Clinic is authorized by the Health Authority (ASUR) to apply microchips.