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392 Kings Highway
Woolwich Township
New Jersey 08085

856.467.0050 Main
856.467.8668 Veterinarians
856.832.3242 Administration
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Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Hutton Ultrasound

If your veterinarian has recommended you consult with a Board Certified Internal Medicine specialist, we understand this may be a stressful time for you and your pet.  By choosing Saint Francis for your pet’s care, you can have confidence your pet is receiving expert care from dedicated and compassionate medical professionals.

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Why choose Saint Francis?

  • Only Internal Medicine service in South Jersey accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), earning a 98% in internal medicine patient services in our most recent AAHA evaluation.
  • Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities on site.
  • Department led by Dr. Tabitha Hutton, DVM, MTR, DACVIM (SAIM), a former University educator and National Institutes of Health post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Dr. Hutton >
  • Our staff handles all coordination with your family veterinarian throughout your pet’s care at Saint Francis.

Internal medicine is a veterinary specialty focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, respiratory, urogenital, immune and lymphatic systems. Doctors who specialize in internal medicine have received 3-4 years of additional advanced training in an internship and residency program after receiving their veterinary degree, including examinations and publications necessary to become board certified in this specialty. Internal medicine encompasses many body systems and many conditions, including:

Gastroenterology Hepatology
Vomiting Elevated liver enzymes
Diarrhea Hepatitis
Weight Loss Gall bladder problems
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Jaundice
Pancreatic Disease Portosystemic shunt
Hematology Pulmonology
Anemia Nasal discharge
Thrombocytopenia (low platelets) Bloody nose
Low white blood cells Coughing
Bruising Sneezing
Bleeding tendencies Asthma
Bone marrow problems Chronic Bronchitis
Nephrology/Urology Endocrinology
Kidney disease or failure Diabetes Mellitus
Urinary tract infections Cushing’s Syndrome
Leaking urine Addison’s Disease
Urinating and drinking excessively Hyperthyroidism >
High blood pressure Hypothyroidism
Infectious Diseases Immunology
Viruses Polyarthritis
Bacteria Fever of unknown origin
Fungus Other miscellaneous conditions
Tick-Borne Infections

Internal Medicine specialists may recommend and perform advanced procedures, such as:

  • Ultrasonography
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrieval
  • Radiography
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • CT and MRI Scan
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate
  • Tracheal Wash
  • Joint Taps

Oncologic Treatment

The Department of Internal Medicine has the capability to administer chemotherapy for pets who have been diagnosed with certain kinds of cancer. In some cases, we may recommend that your pet first be evaluated by a Board Certified oncologist. We would then provide ongoing chemotherapy and monitoring of your pet’s condition, in conjunction with an oncologist as deemed necessary.


Medical Professionals



If your pet is ill, your veterinarian may recommend a referral to see an internal medicine specialist. We have an internal medicine specialist on staff here at Saint Francis. Please have a copy of the complete medical record, including any test results, faxed to our hospital at 856-467-9549 in advance of your appointment so that the specialist has a chance to review your pet’s history before the appointment. Your veterinarian may also want to call to speak to the specialist directly before your pet’s appointment. The number for arranging an appointment or for your veterinarian to speak to the specialist is 856-467-0050.

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