The Large Animal Internal Medicine Service at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre provides out-patient and in-patient internal medicine services to animals (horses, cattle, small ruminants, llamas and alpacas) of hospital clients and to clients who have been referred to the WCVM by their local veterinarians.

Our clinical team includes board-certified large animal internal medicine specialists, residents, clinical interns and registered veterinary technologists.

Services Offered

Our large animal internal medicine service sees scheduled out- and in-patient cases, as well as emergencies, with internal medicine problems.

These problems include:

  • respiratory disease
  • neonatal care
  • metabolic disease and obesity (equine)
  • gastroscopy (equine)
  • non-surgical (medical) colic and colitis (equine)
  • other medical conditions of horses
  • calf scours (bovine)
  • other medical conditions of cattle
  • medical conditions of small ruminants
  • medical conditions of North American camelids

Our team also offers extensive consulting services in our area of specialty. 

Cardiology cases

At this time, the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's (VMC) large animal clinical team cannot evaluate cardiology cases that require an echocardiogram for diagnostic, therapeutic or prognostic purposes. 

The following charts outline which cardiology cases the VMC's large animal internal medicine (LAIM) service will consider seeing and which cases should immediately be referred to another specialist centre

Cardiology cases considered by VMC's large animal internal medicine team
Diagnosis/treatment of suspected heart failure
Chemical conversion of atrial fibrillation (after an echocardiogram has been performed elsewhere)
ECG, including Holter ECG (intepretation by a board-certified cardiologist external to the WCVM)
Cardiology cases to be referred elsewhere
Workup of heart murmurs
Performance evaluations
Routine monitoring of previously diagnosed structural or functional cardiac abnormalities









Our Team

The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's clinical team members are dedicated, compassionate people with specialized training and a diverse range of experiences. In addition to providing our patients with high-quality care and support, we are helping to train Western Canada's next generation of veterinary professionals.

What to Expect

While the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre shares many similarities to other veterinary hospitals, there are some differences that may have an impact on your appointment.

Appointments and Referrals

Animal Owners

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Referring Veterinarians

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 Emergency services available 24/7

Emergency services are available for acutely ill or seriously injured animals.