Welcome to Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialists (VIMS) based in the VSG Hospital at 97 Carrington Road, Mount Albert.
Internal Medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of medical syndromes such as blood disorders, liver disease, kidney disease, cancer, heart disease and many other illnesses.
An Internal Medicine Specialist is a veterinarian who has completed their veterinary degree then gone on to complete 3-4 years of post-graduate training and an examination process in either Australia, the UK or the USA. The program is rigorous and similar to that which a human medical specialist undergoes. A high level of ongoing learning is expected of qualified people to be able to keep up with the latest scientific advances.
Newly rebranded as VIMS (previously the Internal Medicine department of the Veterinary Specialist Group), we are the longest-standing private internal medicine practice in New Zealand. Led by the country’s most experienced medicine specialist Dr Mark Robson, our dedicated team of vets, nurses and receptionists provide the next level of expertise and care. We have access to advanced imaging and surgical expertise from colleagues within the hospital.
We provide 24-hour care for your pet with the help of the Animal Emergency Centre, which Dr Robson co-founded to provide excellent overnight and emergency animal care.
Your local vet will be doing a great job for your pet but there are many syndromes that are hard to diagnose and need a higher level of knowledge, experience and equipment in order to get an answer. Even when the diagnosis is known (for instance cancer) many pets will benefit from the skills that a medicine specialist can offer.
In many pets ONLY advanced diagnostic equipment such as endoscopes can achieve a safe and accurate diagnosis.