Nephrology (Kidney Disease) & Urology (Bladder Disease)

Nephrology (Kidney Disease) & Urology (Bladder Disease)

Dogs and cats commonly develop various abnormalities within the kidneys and urinary tract.Some conditions may be acutely life threatening and others may be chronic, yet still affect your pet's quality of life.

Our specialist physician, Dr Phil Rees has clinical and research interest in the diagnosis and management of these diseases and has gone above and beyond standard veterinary training to obtain experience and expertise in the management of kidney and urinary conditions.

Our team provides state-of-the-art care for dogs and cats with all forms of kidney disease including, but not limited to

  • Acute Kidney Injury/Failure–Rapid loss of kidney function
  • Chronic Kidney (Renal) Disease–Progressive loss of renal function over time (months or years)
  • Hematuria– Presence of red blood cells in urine
  • Proteinuria– Elevated presence of serum proteins in urine
  • Kidney/Bladder Stones (Renal Calculi)– Solid concretion aggregation formed in the kidneys and bladder.
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)– Elevated systemic arterial blood pressure
  • Disorders of Acid-Base and/or Electrolytes
  • Renal Dysplasia– Where one or both of a baby's kidneys develop abnormally in the womb
  • Pyelonephritis – Urinary tract infection
  • Fanconi Syndrome- disorder of the kidney tubes where certain substances are released by the kidneys into the urine instead of the bloodsteam.
  • Glomerular disease- Disease typically caused by an infection or a drug that is harmful to the kidneys.
  • Nephrolithiasis - Hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys
  • Ectopic Ureters – Abnormalities in the ureter
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Equipped with a skilled team and the appropriate equipment, Westville Veterinary Hospital is able to accurately diagnose and treat pets with renal disorders. Diagnostic tools include kidney biopsy, ultrasound, cystoscopy, fluoroscopy, blood pressure measurement, urinalysis and CT (computerised tomography)