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    bishop ranch vet internal medicineLike people, animals can develop a variety of illnesses requiring the skilled expertise of a knowledgeable, board-certified internal medicine specialist. At Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, if your pet requires the advanced care offered only by an internal medicine specialist, your pet will be seen by Dr. Janice Cain, an expert in diagnosing and treating especially challenging diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, endocrine, immunologic and hematologic systems. .

    Dr Cain will work closely with the rest of your veterinary team and regular veterinarian at Bishop Ranch to solve complex medical problems and offer second opinions on diagnostically challenging medical cases. This can involve interpreting various test results or performing special procedures that are not commonly done in general practice.

    Services performed by Dr. Cain include abdominal ultrasound examination for liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidney, pancreatic and bladder problems; fiber optic procedures involving the lungs, stomach, small intestine and colon; and treatment for diseases such as diabetes, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease and hyperthyroidism.

    When Would Your Pet Need an Internist?

    Your pet may need to be seen by an internist when he or she is not responding to the current treatment plan, or your primary veterinarian refers you to Dr. Cain for diagnostic tests and/or procedures they do not commonly performed.

    Diseases treated and procedures performed by internists include, but are not limited to:

    • Gastrointestinal Diseases (endoscopy)
    • Liver Disorders (ultrasound, biopsy and laparoscopic biopsy)
    • Endocrine Diseases (Addison’s, Cushing’s and Diabetes)
    • Pancreatitis
    • Kidney Failure (medical management)
    • Autoimmune Diseases (Hemolytic Anemia Thrombocytopenia, Polyarthritis)
    • Fever and pain of unknown origin (complete medical evaluation)
    • Bronchopulmonary Disorders (bronchoscopy)
    • Urogenital Diseases (ultrasound, cystoscopy)

    Do I Need a Referral?

    We recognize the value in seeking objective second opinions. We do not require a referral from your primary care veterinarian to make an appointment with Dr. Cain. Whether your primary veterinarian is contacted with additional medical information about your pet is your choice.

    When possible, we will work with your primary care veterinarian so that we can diagnose and develop the best treatment plan available for your pet. In the event that you do not have a referral we recommend that you bring your pet’s medical records and/or any current diagnostic test results with you to your first appointment. This will help Dr. Cain more accurately assess your pet’s current treatment plan and medical condition.

    Background & Education

    Janice Cain, DVM
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    As a board-certified Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Cain has years of advanced training in Internal Medicine and has met special criteria set by the American College  of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 1984
    • Internship: Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital 1984-1985
    • Residency in Internal Medicine: University of California, Davis 1985-1987
    • Board Certification: ACVIM 1989


    • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • American Animal Hospital Association
    • Society for Theriogenology


    Dr. Cain has authored numerous scientific articles in professional journals and text books including Current Veterinary Therapy, Handbook of Small Animal Practice, Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Veterinary Neonatology.

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