The endoscopes used in the practice are highly sophisticated pieces of equipment. They are used to look inside the patient’s body cavities without being invasive. They work by transmitting light from a light source to illuminate the body cavity and transmitting the resulting image to the veterinary surgeon.

Not only is the endoscope used to examine the patient’s internal anatomy but some may also be used to collect fluid and tissue samples as well as undertaking surgical procedures.

This is a modern way of obtaining samples without an invasive procedure being performed and therefore much less stressful to yourselves and your pet.

The advantage of giving your pet an endoscopy, available in our larger surgeries, is that our vets can anaesthetise your pet to perform an internal test without the need for invasive surgery, which can be traumatic for animals. It means that at a glance your vet can assess whether or not your pet needs surgery.