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As part of our commitment to providing safe and effective state of the art and high quality care for our patients, we offer minimally invasive endoscopy as a successful diagnostic tool for patients in need. Our talented veterinary doctors are passionate about utilizing current advances in modern veterinary medicine to support your pet's overall health and quality of life and are proud to provide endoscopy as part of this mission.

During an endoscopic procedure, our veterinarians use an endoscope (a small camera used for internal visual analysis) to view internal organs and potentially take biopsy samples. This simple but powerful diagnostic tool provides our doctors with a full-colored, magnified view of the area in study. 

At Hope Springs, we use a fiber optic video endoscope to view a wide range of anatomical organs and systems, including the middle and inner ear, gastrointestinal system, upper airway and genitourinary tract. Endoscopic procedures enable accurate evaluations of potential disease, support effective diagnosis and treatment plans, and create a simple and direct follow up path to determine success of treatment. 

We provide the following endoscopic procedures to safely evaluate and treat your pet:

  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Indicated when animals are having acute GI signs, or for removing foreign bodies from the stomach or the small intestine. The endoscope is used to obtain biopsy samples from the stomach, small intestine and large intestine to diagnose diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, lymphoma and other tumors, hiatal hernias, ulcers and polyps.
  • Rhinoscopy: Indicated for animals demonstrating signs of nasal disease. The endoscope is used to obtain biopsy samples from the nasal cavity, along with removing foreign material and obtaining proper visualization.
  • Urethroscopy: This is an excellent diagnostic tool in identifying bladder tumors, obtaining biopsy samples and enabling visualization of the urethra and bladder.
  • Otoscopy: Allows for appropriate visualization, obtaining biopsy samples, removal of wax plugs, foreign bodies and polyps, and aids in the treatment of middle ear infections.


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