Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical diseases of the internal organs. These conditions encompass much of what we treat as general practitioners. The diseases that come under this category are too numerous to list here but include conditions of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological, and endocrine (hormonal) systems. By way of routine testing of the blood and urine, as well as imaging such as X-rays and diagnostic ultrasound, the majority of cases can be diagnosed and treated quickly. Some of the conditions may require additional testing and treatment in-hospital. In cases such as these we utilize the facilities of the South Bellmore Veterinary Group.