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12855 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77034
Bay Area Veterinary Specialists Phone #

281.464.3554

Ext 1: Surgery Department

  • Veterinary Surgical Group, LLP

Ext 2: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology

  • Veterinary Medical Specialists of Houston

Ext 3: Ophthalmology

  • Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic

Ext 4: Dermatology

  • Coastal Veterinary Dermatology

Internal Medicine

Intestinal biopsy sample showing heterobilharzia

Intestinal biopsy sample showing heterobilharzia

Veterinary internal medicine is the branch of specialty medicine that encompasses diseases of the gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, respiratory, urogenital, immune and lymphatic systems. Some of the organs in these systems are the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, thyroid gland, adrenal gland, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, nasal cavity, trachea, bronchi, lungs, uterus, ovaries, prostate, vulva, prepuce, lymph node, and lymphatic vessels. During your initial appointment, the veterinary internist will examine your pet, obtain a detailed history from you, review any medical records ,laboratory results and radiographs (x-rays) from your family veterinarian and evaluate current and recent medications. After completion of this, the specialist will offer you a plan of diagnostic testing with an estimate of costs. After discussion and approval by you, the diagnostic testing and any indicated treatment can begin.

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Services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Ultrasound
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Radiography (X-rays)
  • Fluoroscopy (Moving x-rays)
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Minimally invasive diagnostics - endoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy , cystoscopy
  • Needle cytology
  • Needle biopsy
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Spinal tap
  • Transfusion
  • Critical care
  • 24 hour nursing care

Warning signs:

  • Not eating or drinking
  • Weakness, collapse
  • Pale or yellow mucous membranes or gum color
  • Difficult breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizure or fainting
  • Bruising
  • Loss of balance, walking abnormally
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Weight loss
  • Fever

Our Veterinary Internal Medicine Doctors

Dr Brayley

Kyle Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)

Kyle Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Internal Medicine)

Dr. Kyle A. Brayley is double board certified in both cardiology and internal medicine. He grew up in New York state, attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate degree and veterinary school. Dr. Brayley then completed a small animal internship at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He followed immediately into a residency training program for cardiology and internal medicine. Following successful completion of his residency and examinations, he moved to Houston to begin Veterinary Medical Specialists of Houston which eventually led to the formation of Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Brayley rotates clinic and household duties with his wife, Dr. Jenifer Lunney Brayley.

Dr Lunney

Jenifer Lunney Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)

Jenifer Lunney Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Internal Medicine)

Dr. Jenifer Lunney is double board certified in both cardiology and internal medicine. She grew up in nearby Friendswood, Texas. Dr. Lunney attended Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. After two years of general veterinary practice, she entered a combined cardiology and internal medicine residency program at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Following successful completion of her residency and board certification exams, she entered private referral practice in California for a few years. Dr. Lunney moved to Houston in August of 1993 to begin Veterinary Medical Specialists of Houston with Dr. Brayley. After a time, Drs. Lunney and Brayley joined forces with Dr. William Daly of the Veterinary Surgical Group to develop Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. When she is not at work, she spends time with their three teenage daughters, four dogs, three cats, and her horse.

Dr Susaneck

Steve Susaneck, BS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology and Internal Medicine)

Steven Susaneck, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology, Internal Medicine)

Dr. Steve Susaneck is a 1979 Graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school, he completed a one year internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York. In 1983 Dr. Susaneck completed combined residency in Internal Medicine and Oncology at Colorado State University. Dr. Susaneck received board certification in Internal Medicine in 1984 and in Oncology in 1987. Dr. Susaneck has been in private specialty practice in Houston since 1984. He also serves as an Oncology consultant for Antech Imaging. Dr. Susaneck is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society and the Texas Cooperative Oncology Group. Dr. Susaneck is interested in all aspects of oncology and often participates in collaborative research and clinical trials. Dr. Susanecks's philosophy is to provide the highest quality of life for his cancer patients. When not working,Dr. Susaneck enjoys golf, cooking and oenology.

Dr Savannah Craig

Savannah Craig, BS, MBA, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Savannah Craig, BS, MBA, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Savannah Craig is board certified in internal medicine. She is a native Houstonian who became a member of the BAVS team in March 2017. She decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine because of her compassionate nature and because she wanted to make a different in people’s and pet’s lives. She has been working in the veterinary medical industry for twenty years. She graduated with honors with a dual degree (DVM and MBA) from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M in 2007. After graduation, she completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Veterinary Center of Liberty private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. During that time she volunteered for Spay Neuter Kansas City weekly.

Realizing the role that nutrition plays in preventative medicine and therapeutics, she then pursued a career with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. as a veterinary business associate for three years. Her love for clinical practice ultimately brought her back to Texas where she completed her internal medicine internship and residency in July 2012. Her professional interests include infectious diseases, endocrine disease, and gastrointestinal disease. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Craig enjoys running, cooking, yoga, and playing golf with her husband. She spends her spare time with her family, which includes nine four-legged children (five dogs and four cats).