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Exploring Veterinary Gastrointestinal Health

We offer a range of Endoscopy services at Valley Vets, including Echocardiography, Rhinoscopy, Colonoscopy, Cystoscopy and Bronchoscopy. Our state-of-the-art flexible video endoscopes play a crucial role in the meticulous investigation of gastrointestinal diseases in your beloved pets. With our advanced endoscopic procedures, we can provide accurate diagnoses and targeted treatments, ensuring your pet's well-being.

What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a flexible video endoscope to examine the interior of your pet's gastrointestinal tract. This technology enables us to visualize areas that would otherwise be inaccessible, helping us identify issues and create effective treatment plans.

Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Insights

Our skilled veterinary team employs two main types of endoscopic procedures:

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: In this procedure, the endoscope is gently passed through your pet's mouth, allowing us to directly visualize the oesophagus, stomach, and the initial part of the small bowel. This approach is invaluable in diagnosing conditions such as ulcers, inflammation, and tumors within these areas.
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Alternatively, the endoscope can be introduced through the rectum to investigate the large bowel. This method is particularly useful in identifying abnormalities in the colon and rectum. Throughout the procedure, the comfort and safety of your pet are paramount, and they are always under anesthesia.

A Multifaceted Solution

Endoscopy serves various purposes in veterinary medicine:

  • Foreign Body Retrieval: Occasionally, pets ingest objects that can become lodged in the stomach or intestines. Our endoscopic equipment allows us to safely remove these foreign bodies, preventing potential complications.
  • Biopsy Collection: Often, we employ endoscopy to obtain biopsy samples from affected areas. These samples aid in accurate diagnoses, enabling us to recommend appropriate treatments tailored to your pet's condition.

The Benefits of Endoscopy

Choosing endoscopy for your pet offers several advantages:

  • Minimized Discomfort: Thanks to its minimally invasive nature, endoscopy reduces the discomfort and recovery time associated with traditional surgical procedures.
  • Precise Diagnoses: The high-definition visuals provided by our endoscopes enable us to identify subtle abnormalities that might not be apparent through other diagnostic methods.
  • Tailored Treatments: Accurate diagnoses allow us to tailor treatment plans specifically to your pet's needs, promoting faster recovery and improved outcomes.

At Valley Vets, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care to your furry companions. Our endoscopy services exemplify our dedication to advanced technology and compassionate pet care. If you suspect your pet may be experiencing gastrointestinal issues, don't hesitate to contact us for a thorough evaluation.

Schedule an appointment today and let our experienced veterinary team bring the benefits of endoscopy to your pet's health journey.


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