Internal Medicine Specialist
From Dr. Polkes’ website- hudsonvalleyequineinternalmedicine.com/
I am a board certified equine internal medicine specialist. My training and experience include a residency program in internal medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine as well as 12 years in private equine practice. I started my own consulting practice in 2002 in Maryland and Virginia and have now expanded to New York and Connecticut with my move to the Hudson Valley. I provide referral services to many equine practices in Maryland, Virginia, New York and Connecticut.
My goal is to provide an alternative to referral institutions, allowing for evaluation at your farm or at your primary veterinarian’s facility.
The most common cases that are referred for an internal medicine cosultation are respiratory disease (chronic cough or poor performance), weight loss, chronic colic, neurological disease, difficult ophthalmology cases and cases for cardiac evaluation.
The pieces of equipment I carry include a portable video gastroscope, GE VIVID i ultrasound with Doppler/ECG (superior for cardiac and abdominal ultrasound), a tonopen, BAL tube and other diagnostic tools to allow me to perform most advanced diagnostics.