Endoscopy

Endoscopy allows for a visual examination of our patients’ internal organs and body parts without invasive exploratory surgery. At 24 Hr Animal Care Centre this service is performed with a flexible fiberoptic instrument. The tip of the endoscope is manipulated using a control knob in the hand piece. In addition to the fiber bundles which provide the light source, two channels are present within the endoscope. One channel permits various endoscopic tools to be passed and fluids to be suctioned or samples taken. The other allows air or water to be passed into the stomach/intestine to insufflate (inject air into the area), or wash away mucus from the viewing port. Our team can view the internal exam on a television screen!