At Grove Lodge, we accept internal and external referrals for endoscopy (examination of the gastrointestinal tract), rhinoscopy (nasal exam) and bronchoscopy (airways and lung exam). These can be full referrals or just standalone referrals for the procedure in isolation whilst the primary veterinary performs the rest of the investigations.
Endoscopy involves passing a small camera into either the gastrointestinal tract, nasal passages or lungs/airways to exam what is happening on the inside without having to go to surgery. We are able to take small biopsies to aid diagnosis and remove foreign objects in a minimally invasive manner.
We have different sized video scopes which allow us to explore the stomachs and intestines of large dogs and at the other extreme we can look up noses of small cats to check for grass blades or investigate reasons for sneezing. We can see the internal structures on a large video screen making diagnosis of subtle lesions much easier.
The main clinicians involved in endoscopy at Grove Lodge are one of our Clinical Directors, Nicola Bromley BVSc Cert SAM MRCVS and Suzi Bailey BVetMed CertAVP(SAM) PgC SAC MRCVS. Both of these internists have extensive experience of endoscopy and are happy to provide advice in medicine cases.