Veterinary Internal Medicine Services

Internal Medicine For Cats and Dogs

We will launch our internal medicine service in July 2024 and are pre-booking consults now.

Our skilled internists collect information to create a complete picture of your pet’s condition. Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, along with information gathered from the patient’s history, clinical signs, lab results, imaging studies, and special procedures/testing, our internists excel in diagnosing and treating complicated medical conditions. Through a partnership with your family veterinarian, our doctors and staff in the Internal Medicine Department provide exceptional expertise and care for your canine and feline family members.

Our multi-disciplinary approach and close cooperation among our specialists allow us to offer the best care available to the patients entrusted to us. Supported by a trained and dedicated staff, Wake Veterinary Medical Center is committed to using science, technology, and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families.

Veterinarian with Husky puppy


Our highly trained and experienced board-certified Small Animal Internal Medicine doctors investigate and manage the causes of nonspecific symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite, weight loss, labored breathing, coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, and abnormal urination.

These are some of the diagnostic procedures that we perform:

  • Bone marrow biopsy / Joint aspirates
  • Bronchoscopy and transtracheal wash
  • Cystoscopy
  • Laparoscopic biopsies
  • Endoscopy / Colonoscopy
  • Prostatic wash
  • Rhinoscopy / Pharyngoscopy

Meet Our Specialists

Dr. Bob Steen

Dr. James Hummel


Originally from Northern Virginia, Dr. James (Jim) Hummel moved to the Triangle to attend veterinary school at NC State University (NCSU). During his time at NCSU, Dr. Hummel distinguished himself through his dedication to his studies and his commitment to animal care. His exceptional performance and deep interest in complex medical cases led him to seek further specialization.

After graduating from NCSU, Dr. Hummel completed a small-animal rotating internship at Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This experience allowed him to gain extensive hands-on experience in a variety of veterinary disciplines, further honing his skills and solidifying his decision to specialize in Internal Medicine. Following his internship, Dr. Hummel returned to NCSU to undertake a residency in internal medicine, where he worked closely with leading experts in the field, conducted advanced research, and contributed to the academic community through publications and presentations.

Driven by his passion for problem-solving and his desire to provide the highest level of care, Dr. Hummel chose to specialize in Internal Medicine and has been board-certified in small animal internal medicine since 2010. His journey from Northern Virginia to becoming a board-certified specialist is a testament to his dedication, expertise, and passion for veterinary care. At Wake Veterinary Medical Center, Dr. Hummel is committed to providing exceptional care for pets and their families, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.

Wake Veterinary Medical Center

1007 Tandal Place
Knightdale, NC 27545
Phone: (919) 266-9852
Fax: (919) 217-0314
Email: [email protected]


For after hours emergencies, please call (919) 266-9852.