Animal Doctor Endoscopy is performed to further evaluate and potentially help your pet. We accept referrals and provide second opinions.

Description: Animal Doctor continues to widen their range of services to ensure we continue providing optimal care for your pet! Animal Doctor now has the capability of performing Endoscopy procedures. Under general anesthesia, an endoscope is a flexible camera used to visualize the inside of a pet’s esophagus or stomach. Contact us today if your pet is in need of these services! 

How to know if my pet needs an endoscopy? If your vet is concerned about a foreign body they may recommend an endoscopy to better evaluate the situation.

Animal Doctor Endoscopy
Animal Doctor Endoscopy

What is an endoscope used for?

  • Take biopsies of abnormal tissues for testing

  • Remove foreign material from the stomach or esophagus

What does this evaluation help with?

  • With this information, we can better diagnose diseases of these organs.

What are potential treatment plans?


  • For foreign body removal (gastrotomy, enterotomy)
  • Mass excision

Oral Medications

  • Gastrointestinal protectant medications
  • Pain/anti-inflammatory medications
  • Stomach acid reducers
  • Antibiotics

Dietary Changes

  • These may be recommended based on the findings during endoscopy or follow up testing.
    • Potentially prescription hypoallergenic or low residue diets, canned foods.

Referral If Indicated

  • We may recommend referral to an oncology or a soft tissue surgeon based on endoscopy findings.

What are the benefits of endoscopy vs. surgery?

Endoscopy is less invasive than surgery! Can help diagnose diseases and pathologies quickly, and can resolve potential blockages of the gastrointestinal tract by removing foreign material.