Bringing Insight Onsite: AIM is the only specialty practice in the area offering mobile/on-site Internal Medicine (IM) Consultations AND core IM diagnostic procedures.
Internal Medicine Specialists are the family pet’s gastroenterologist. AIM is the only mobile practice in the area providing endoscopy services by a residency trained & board-certified specialist.
Advanced Medical Imaging: Abdominal ultrasounds, echocardiograms and CT scans are coordinated with other local board-certified radiologists and cardiologists.
Mobile Services include:
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As a mobile consultant in the specialty of internal medicine, AIM’s role within your practice is to serve as an extension of your practice and to help you further assess patients with chronic, complicated, and/or complex diseases, but who are not in need of emergency or critical care treatment.
For initial case consultations Dr. Mirkovic comes to your practice to meet directly with your client and patient. The initial consultation includes a 1-hour comprehensive review of the patient’s medical history, current problems, recently performed diagnostics, complete physical examination. Dr. Mirkovic will explain her assessment, further recommendations for testing and treatment options and prognosis if known directly to the pet owner and to the referring veterinarian. Further diagnostics such as blood tests, radiographs, endoscopic procedures can then be undertaken in the comfort of your hospital. A written report will be provided to the referring veterinarian and the pet owner. Referrals for advanced imaging (ultrasound, echocardiogram, CT imaging) are coordinated with local mobile board-certified radiologists or at local specialty hospitals.
Please be aware that patient care will remain with your practice after consultation and completion of any diagnostic procedures that may be undertaken as part of AIM’s visit to your clinic.
AIM requires a registered veterinary technician or veterinarian to monitor general anesthesia throughout any procedures. A veterinary assistant is required to assist with technical aspects of any procedure. Please make arrangements for appropriate staff support for any specialty procedures that are to be performed in-house. The referring veterinarian, or a colleague assuming case responsibility, should be in-clinic at all times during a procedure, and to see the patient through to time of discharge from clinic. Veterinarians should perform pre-anesthetic exams.
Note: Abdominal ultrasound is often an important part of the assessment of animals with internal medicine problems. It is ideal for your clinic to coordinate for your patient to have an ultrasound performed by a board-certified veterinary radiologist either before or after the consultation with AIM.
Contact information for mobile, board-certified radiologists can be provided.
AIM’s equipment includes a state-of-the-art Karl Storz veterinary video endoscope – one of only a few video endoscopes in the area.
Other equipment includes:
AIM invoices veterinarians directly for services. We do not accept payment directly from pet owners or third parties for services provided in-clinic.
AIM may occasionally invoice clients directly for out-of clinic ongoing phone or email consultation that may take place following an in-clinic consultation if this consultation exceeds the average post-appointment follow-up time commitment. This is at the discretion of the consulting specialist and will be arranged directly with the client.
Veterinarians may contact us directly by email or phone to obtain a complete list of services and fees.