Endoscopy is another non-surgical method of looking inside you pet. An endoscope is basically a tube containing a
fiber optic cable with a camera attached at the end which allows us to visualize the inside of many organs. We have used our endoscope to retrieve needles,
fishhooks, socks, hairballs, bones, string and more from the esophagus, stomach, and small intestines of our less discretionary pets. The endoscope can also get a sample (biopsy) of any area it can visualize. It can be used in the colon to check for tumors and polyps.
We can use it to check out the nasal passages and the back of the throat (rhinoscopy), and the trachea and larger air passages (bronchoscopy) in some animals. All endoscopic procedures require anesthesia and are
therefore handled as all surgeries are. We have 3 different sizes of
endoscopes. Appointments are required for drop-offs and pick-ups, pre-surgical screens are recommended and required after six years of age, catheters, fluids and/or other meds maybe needed to ensure the safety of your pet. No food after 6 p.m.
Water is O.K. Proof of current vaccines is required.