Internal Medicine & Oncology

Our internal medicine and oncology services are provided by Simon Bate, who visits Scottish Vet Referrals every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Internal Medicine and Oncology

Internal Medicine

Further assessment of complicated medical cases such as:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Immune mediated disease
  • Ascites
  • Abdominal mass
  • Chronic vomiting/diarrhoea
  • Anorexia/weight loss
  • Bladder/prostatic disease

Advanced thoracic ultrasound, including investigation of:

  • Acquired heart disease (e.g. HCM, DCM, MVD). 
  • Thoracic mass lesions (including ultrasound guided biopsy)
  • Pericardial disease
  • Pleural effusion

Advanced abdominal ultrasound for medical cases, including investigation of:

  • Raised liver enzymes
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney disease/azotaemia
  • Hyperadrenocorticism (PDH v ADH)
  • Ascites
  • Abdominal mass
  • Chronic vomiting/diarrhoea
  • Anorexia/weight loss
  • Bladder/prostatic disease
Internal Medicine and Oncology


Investigation of cancer cases, including:

  • Thoracic and abdominal imaging (radiography and ultrasonography, including doppler)
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy of masses/organs (FNA or Trucut)
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage
  • Bone marrow aspirate/biopsy
  • Staging procedures

Treatment of cancer cases using:

  • Chemotherapy (traditional and metronomic)
  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitors
  • Melanoma vaccine


Endoscopy is used to examine body cavities or organs such as the airway, nasal cavity, lower urinary tract, oesophagus, stomach, and intestines. It can help to diagnose a variety of different conditions.

This is achieved through the use of an endoscope. This is a hollow tube which contains video technology in order to visualise internal structures, and guide the passage of instruments for sample collection, and/or retrieval of foreign bodies.

In general, endoscopy provides little risk to the patient and is a less invasive treatment compared to surgical options.

Types of endoscopy we offer include:

  • Rhinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Otoscopy
  • Female cystoscopy

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