Using endoscopy, the veterinarians at our four hospitals servicing Montreal and the South Shore are able to successfully identify issues that would otherwise be too difficult to detect with X-rays or more invasive methods, such as surgery. Early and accurate detection of tumours, abnormalities, or other diseases often means a greater prognosis for recovery.

A Sophisticated Procedure

When you bring your pet in for an endoscopy, our veterinarians use a device that is specially designed to view the inside of your pet’s digestive, urinary, and respiratory system. During this process, a fibre-optic light and a micro camera encased in a thin, flexible tube will travel down your animal’s cavities to transmit a clear, high-definition, colour image onto a monitor.

The tube contains a tiny canal that is just big enough to insert a pair of very small tweezers. This tool makes it possible to namely remove foreign objects your pet may have swallowed by mistake or even carry out a biopsy of your pet’s internal organs in order to make a diagnostic. Since this is a delicate operation, your pet will be systematically put under general anesthesia.

In other words, endoscopy is a very useful, state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure that can help to diagnose or cure your pet, and it’s available at Hôpital Vétérinaire Victoria.

Among other things, endoscopy allows us to examine your pet’s:

  • nasal cavities, oesophagus, trachea (or windpipe), larynx, and bronchial tubes (e.g. to find the cause of chronic coughing or abnormal breathing)
  • stomach (e.g. to find the cause of digestive problems, vomiting, or loss of appetite)
  • intestines (e.g. to detect foreign objects and tumours, or to investigate chronic diarrhea)
  • urogenital system (e.g. to detect stones or urinary tract infections)

Additional advantages of pet endoscopies:

  • The procedure allows us to examine cats and dogs of all sizes, even very small ones;
  • The procedure is less painful, has fewer risks of complication, and allows for faster recovery times than surgery.

Whether you are dealing with an emergency or any other issue that requires veterinary assistance,Hôpital Vétérinaire Victoria can help. We service many regions in Montreal and the South Shore, including Longueuil, Brossard, Saint-Lambert, Saint-Hubert, and Greenfield Park.