Internal Medicine

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Internal Medicine, or IMED, provides a range of services for your pet when you and your primary vet decide to pursue more aggressive treatment options. IMED’s board-certified internal medicine specialists utilize ultrasonography, endoscopy, precise nutritional plans, advanced pathology and constant monitoring to provide a level of personal care with your pet that is unsurpassed.

Department Contact Information

Phone: 301-637-0850
Fax: 301-296-0219

Internal Medicine provides care for your pet when you and your primary care veterinarian decide to pursue more aggressive diagnostic testing, therapeutic treatments, or a second opinion. Specialists in internal medicine complete post-doctoral residency training which gives them the extensive experience and knowledge with which to diagnose and treat patients with in-depth, difficult, or multiple problems of the nervous system, immune system, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, pancreas or spleen. The internists at The Hope Center provide consultation on complex medical conditions as well as offer advanced diagnostics and treatment options including ultrasonography and endoscopy. The internal medicine practice at The Hope Center is committed to providing the best quality care for our patients and clients. To contact the Internal Medicine Department directly at The Hope Center, call 301-637-0850.


  • Ultrasonography
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Endotracheal/Trans-tracheal wash
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Naso-esophageal tube placement
  • Gastric feeding tube placement
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Abdominocentesis
  • Diabetic Management
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Transfusion medicine

Internal Medicine Veterinarians

  • Brandi Hurwitz, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

    Dr. Brandi Hurwitz grew up here in Montgomery County. She first entered the veterinary field in high school, working as a technician at a local general practice and volunteering at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Dr. Hurwitz attained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Tufts University in Medford, MA.

    Dr. Hurwitz graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship at a specialty practice in Long Island, NY. Following her internship, Dr. Hurwitz pursued her residency training in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

    Dr. Hurwitz is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has extensive experience in ultrasonography and endoscopy; she is also trained in minimally invasive endourologic techniques. Her special interests include hepatology, nephrology, immune-mediated diseases, and hematological diseases.

    After spending 8 years in specialty practice in Long Island, Dr. Hurwitz is excited to be returning to her home state and to be closer to family in Maryland. She is an avid skier and recreational cyclist. She shares her home with Ernie, an American Hunt Terrier. Ernie is working towards attaining his Certificate of Gameness from the American Working Terrier Association.

  • Julie Pera, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

    Dr. Pera grew up in Northern New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers State University with a B.S. in Animal Sciences. She then voyaged up to New England to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. After graduating from veterinary school in 2008, she completed a one year internship in General Medicine and Surgery followed by a one year specialty internship in Internal Medicine at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. She then completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Pera joined the Internal Medicine team at The Hope Center in August 2013.

    Dr. Pera specializes in all aspects of Internal Medicine and has special interest in kidney and urinary tract disease as well as endocrine diseases. She spends her time outside of work exploring the mountains with her husband and their dogs, Belladonna and Rylee and relaxing at home with their cat, Lilly, and cockatoo, Popeye.

  • Eileen Seage, VMD, Practice Limited to Internal Medicine

    Dr. Eileen Seage grew up in Delaware and attended the University of Maryland at College Park where she earned an undergraduate degree in Biology. After graduation, she was accepted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated magna cum laude in 2012. After completing a rotating internship at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Seage returned to Penn for her residency in Internal Medicine. She is excited to return to the DC area. Dr. Seage’s special interests include kidney disease and hematological disorders.

Hospital Location: 1 Taft Ct
Rockville, MD 20850
Contact Numbers: Tel (301) 637-3228
Fax (301) 795-0145

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