Endoscopy ,or “scoping”, is a diagnostic procedure that allows our veterinarians to visualize and biopsy (obtaining samples of tissue for testing) your pet’s internal organs without the need for invasive surgery. It can, for example, allow us to retrieve an accidentally swallowed item without the need for surgery. It allows us to actually see inside of the stomach, intestines and airways to help detect any abnormalities.
Endoscopy requires the use of a general anesthetic for the animal to allow us to pass the scope.