Small Animal Internal Medicine

“Vinnie is receiving top-notch care from all students, residents, and doctors at the facility. They really care about him and that is a comfort to me.”


– Client, Internal Medicine

Our Service

We’re here to find the cause of your pet’s condition with help from the hospital’s advanced diagnostic testing, veterinary pathology, and imaging capabilities, and to recommend or provide treatment.

Examples of Diseases Diagnosed and Treated

  • Endocrinology
    • Addison’s disease
    • Cushing’s disease
    • Diabetes
    • Hyperthyroidism
  • Gastroenterology
    • Conditions of the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestine
    • Diseases of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas
  • Hematology
    • Blood disorders
  • Infectious disease
    • Blastomycosis
    • Leptospirosis
    • Nasal aspergillosis
  • Inflammatory disease
    • Blood cells: Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP) and Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA)
    • Joints
    • Polymyositis
  • Rhinolaryngology and pulmonology
    • Conditions of the nose, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs
    • Respiratory disease
  • Urology and nephrology
    • Acute and chronic kidney disease
    • Incontinence
    • Prostate disease

* This list is not an exhaustive as we see and treat a large variety of diseases.

Special Procedures

Small Animal Internal Medicine Doctors

Patrick Barko – DVM, MS, DACVIM-SAIM

Assistant Professor

Joseph Bruner – DVM, DACVIM-SAIM

Clinical Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Biomedical & Translational Sciences

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Reinhart Dungar – DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-SAIM, DACVCP

Assistant Professor

Marcella Ridgway – VMD, MS, DACVIM-SAIM

Clinical Professor

David Williams – MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA


Professor, Pathobiology

House Officers

Yishan Kuo – BVM, MS

Veterinary Resident

Florence Leduc – DVM

Specialty Intern

Hoda Nikpour – DVM, MS

Veterinary Resident

Jose Ruiz Romero – DVM

Veterinary Resident


Carrie Bubb – CVT

Miriah Haltiwanger – CVT

Sara Roy – CVT