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Internal Medicine

If your pet is not feeling well, our team of trained veterinary professionals is here to help.  Baxter Veterinary Clinic has an ICU area to treat the most critical patients and sick pets can be hospitalized overnight.  Our hospital is fully equipped to perform a variety of diagnostic testing, including some of the following services listed below.

  • Digital Radiology: Digital radiology allows us to obtain x-ray images of your pet's internal organs within seconds.  Our x-ray images are sent to a board certified radiologist for review.  This service can save time and money performing extra diagnostic tests and is offered to you FREE of charge as an added benefit to our patients.  

  • Diagnostic Ultrasound: Ultrasound allows us to carefully evaluate the internal organs using non-invasive state-of-the-art technology.  Sound waves painlessly penetrate the tissues, allowing our veterinarians to view the organs in three dimensions. Both abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds can be performed at our office. Non-surgical biopsies and aspirates can be performed using this technique. 


Rapid diagnosis of illness will lead to a speedier recovery for your pet!​​


  • In House Laboratory Testing: We can perform comprehensive laboratory testing in our office and get the results within minutes.  This allows our doctors to begin treating your pet's illness right away so that he can get back on the road to recovery more quickly.

  • Echocardiography:  By using ultrasound waves to visualize the internal workings of the heart, this non-invasive technique can help our doctors determine the nature of your pet's heart disease so that we may prevent it from progressing into heart failure.

  • Endoscopy:  An endoscope is an instrument that can provide non-invasive visualization of the digestive tract and other internal organs.  Non-surgical biopsy samples can be obtained using this method and in some cases foreign objects can be removed.  We are happy to be able to provide endoscopy at Baxter Veterinary Clinic.

  • Allergy Testing:  Living in the South can cause many pets, and their people, to have problems with allergies.  Our doctors have knowledge of the most up to date methods of diagnosing, testing and controlling allergy symptoms.  Allergy testing can be performed when necessary.    

  • Chemotherapy:  As unpleasant as it is to think about our pets getting cancer, this is a condition that can affect any age or breed.  Pets tolerate chemotherapy surprisingly well and we are happy that we can provide this as an adjunct treatment for cancer patients.  Each chemotherapy protocol will be tailored to the individual and we will discuss the treatment plan with you in depth to ensure that your pet has the best quality of life possible.  For patients whose chemotherapy needs may be beyond the scope of our office, we work closely with the Oncologists at Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency to provide the best treatment options for your pet.

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