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Internal Medicine


OCEC facilitates management of patients requiring routine, emergency, or intensive care. The hospital has 27 recently renovated hospital stalls with an intensive care unit that is climate controlled. This allows OCEC's veterinarians and staff to provide in depth medical and hospitalization services. We have a 24 hour technical staff that is able to provide support and treatment to patients (both adults and neonates) with intensive care needs and supportive care to post-operative cases. 

Common problems seen and treated at OCEC include:

  • Neurologic disease - abnormal behavior, gait change, or paralysis/ataxia
  • Muscle diseases – tying up (PSSM (Polysaccharide storage myopathy), Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis) HYPP (Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis)
  • Respiratory issues, including coughing, nasal discharge, or respiratory noise
  • Metabolic disease – PPID (Pituitary Pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushings disease)), Insulin resistance, Hypothyroidism.
  • GI disease - Colic, Diarrhea, and choking
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Fever
  • Urinary tract disease, including infection, abnormal frequency of urination, or abnormal appearance in urine color

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