VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital

Endoscopy

Veterinary endoscopy is an extremely useful procedure which aids in the diagnosis and treatment of problems occurring in the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. With an endoscope, we can perform a more complete examination of the GI tract, including the esophagus, stomach and some areas of the intestines. The veterinarians at Lakeside Animal Hospital are well-trained in the use of an endoscope.

The endoscope allows a veterinarian to visualize areas that would normally not be accessible without invasive surgery. The scope is equipped with a lighted camera, and pictures are transferred to a monitor to be better evaluated by the veterinarian. Using the scope, a doctor can diagnose gastrointestinal disorders, cancerous growths, polyps and much more.

Even though anesthesia is required to keep your pet still during the endoscopic procedure, the amount of anesthesia and recovery time is greatly reduced. Endoscopy is often indicated when routine blood and urine tests, radiographs and ultrasound do not give the complete diagnostic picture.

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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

For medical emergencies during regular hospital hours, please call our hospital at (817) 237-1267. When possible, we ask that you call ahead so that we may better prepare for your pet's treatment. Outside of our hospital hours, we refer clients to one of the following fine facilities:

Metro West Animal Hospital
3201 Hulen Street
Fort Worth Texas 76107
817-731-3734
http://metrowestvet.com

VCA Fort Worth Animal Medical Center
8331 W. Freeway
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
817-560-8387
http://www.vcahospitals.com/fort-worth

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