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Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Internal Medicine

This service is offered at our Akron and Cleveland East locations.

For over 50 years, our Internal Medicine Department has treated and cared for pets as if they were family because we know they are a special part of yours! Our goal is to make your pet’s visit with us as easy on them and you.

Check-In Forms

Download the editable check-in form for the Internal Medicine department

Our Services

Our internal medicine department provides the latest diagnostic and treatment regimens, including:

General Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

  • Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound Guided Aspirates

  • Radiography

  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Services

  • Upper GI Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

  • Lower GI Endoscopy (Colonoscopy)

  • Endoscopic GI Biopsies

  • Gastroscopy for Gastric Foreign Body Removal

  • Esophageal Stricture Dilation

  • Colonic Stricture Dilation

Respiratory Diagnostics & Procedures

  • Nasopharyngoscopy, Retroflex Imaging

  • Rhinoscopy

  • Rhinoscopic Nasal Biopsies

  • Tracheoscopy

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Tracheal/Bronchial Wash

Urinary Diagnostics & Procedures

  • Cystoscopy

  • Ureteral & Urethral Stent Placement

  • Voiding Urohydropropulsion

  • Ectopic Ureter Laser Ablation Therapy

Miscellaneous Diagnostics & Procedures

  • Abdominocentesis, Therapeutic and Diagnostic

  • Thoracocentesis, Therapeutic and Diagnostic

  • Bone Marrow Cytology

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

  • Topical Infusion Therapy for Sinonasal Mycosis

  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Taps)

  • Oxygen Therapy

  • Transfusion Therapy

  • Whole Blood

  • Packed Red Blood Cell

  • Plasma


For your pet’s first internal medicine visit, allow yourself at least an hour for the consultation. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to allow time to complete some paperwork. A technician will guide you to an exam room. A specialist will complete a thorough exam on your pet, review records from your referring veterinarian, and discuss treatment options with you. If we can begin diagnostic testing that day, you may need to leave your pet with us for the afternoon. During the consultation, the doctor will be able to provide you with an estimate for any additional testing or treatment beyond the consultation fee.