We're pleased to offer the following services in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area:
Dr. Babyak brings 30 years of veterinary experience to the Greater Phoenix area. She is highly qualified and will consult with fellow veterinarians on complicated internal medicine cases and assist with their diagnostic needs. She will provide practical, concise information regarding cases. She is not currently available for direct consultation with pet owners, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic."
Our state-of-the-art ultrasound machine features pulsed-wave, continuous-wave, and color-flow Doppler. Ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen, thoracic cavity, heart, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and other structures are routinely performed. Color-flow Doppler is available to detect shunts and abnormal blood flow. Ultrasound-guided needle aspiration and tru-cut biopsies are routinely used to collect fluid and tissue samples for various laboratory tests (cytology, culture, histopathology, fluid analysis). In addition, we use ultrasound to guide various therapies. For instance, ultrasound guidance can safely drain abnormal fluid accumulations within the abdominal, pleural, and pericardial cavities. We also use ultrasound guidance to create pericardial windows and to perform alcohol ablation of parathyroid nodules and certain cysts within organs.
We have a wide variety of endoscopes, to facilitate the evaluation of veterinary patients of all sizes. Video endoscopy is used to perform all examinations. The following endoscopic procedures are routinely performed: rhinoscopy, laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, vaginoscopy, cystoscopy, and urethroscopy. Associated procedures that are routinely performed include endoscopic biopsies, foreign body retrieval (everything from treble hooks to corn cobs), PEG tube placement (stomach feeding tube), tracheal stent placement, bronchoalveolar lavage, endoscopic electrosurgery, and treatment of strictures with balloon dilation/bougienage.
Doppler Blood Pressure Measurement
Systemic hypertension is a silent killer. Doppler blood pressure measurements are routinely obtained on all patients who are presented for an echocardiogram, and in selected cases where systemic hypertension is a concern.
Miscellaneous Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
Dr. Babyak is qualified to perform a number of special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Examples include stent placement, PEG tube placement, bone biopsies, bone marrow aspirates & biopsies, joint taps, and nasal flushing for certain fungal infections.
At Phoenix Veterinary Internal Medicine Services, we primarily see the following types of pets:
- Exotics (on a case-to-case basis, please call for more information)
We perform diagnostic ultrasound and endoscopy on other animal species, too. We have done work for the Phoenix Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo, Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, and Siegfried and Roy (the famous white tigers). Call us for more information.
Phoenix Veterinary Internal Medicine Services accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
Phoenix Veterinary Internal Medicine Services offers discounted services to our referring veterinarians and their staff. Pre-approval is required.