VCA Countryside Animal Hospital

Endoscopy

Our hospital offers Endoscopy Services. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure that is used to assess the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a tube into the body. It is an essential diagnostic tool for pets with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The endoscope instrument has a built-in camera at the end of either a rigid or flexible tube, allowing for both visual inspection and photography. Many endoscopes have a channel through which biopsy or retrieval forceps may be placed to perform many different procedures including foreign body removal from the esophagus and stomach. Ask your veterinarian if endoscopy may be right for your pet, and what types of endoscopy we offer.

The most common types of endoscopy procedures performed in veterinary medicine include:

  • Rhinoscopy - allows examination of the nasal passages
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Upper GI endoscopy) - allows examination of the esophagus, stomach and upper GI tract
  • Colonoscopy (Lower GI endoscopy) - allows examination of the colon and lower GI tract
  • Bronchoscopy - allows examination of the lower (lung) and upper airways
  • Otoscopy - allows examination of the deep ear canals
  • Cystoscopy - allows examination of the bladder and lower urinary tract
  • Arthroscopy - allows examination of the joints and is often used for surgical procedures
  • Laparoscopy - allows examination of the abdominal cavity and internal organs, often used as an alternative to open surgery for taking biopsies and some minor surgeries
  • Thoracoscopy - allows examination of the chest cavity.
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact NHVS Emergency 832-616-5000. They are located on the Northwest corner of I-45 and Spring Cypress Road.

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