Endocrinology (Hormones)

Endocrinology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of hormone secreting glands in the body. Endocrine diseases can manifest in a number of different ways. An accurate history (what you, the Pet Owner, have observed), physical examination and preliminary testing will sometimes lead to a more detailed examination of portions of the Endocrine System. Diseases of the Thyroid Gland, the Adrenal Gland and the Exocrine Pancreas (i.e. Diabetes) are the most common Endocrine problems encountered in Veterinary Medicine.