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Endoscopy Services for Cats

Here at Pacific Cat Clinic, we are at the forefront of the latest veterinary technology and techniques because our patients deserve nothing but the best. Dr. Eugene Gordetsky, our in-house scope specialist, provides our endoscopy services. Endoscopies are one of the advanced services we perform in-house. It involves inserting a long and thin camera into the patient’s body to get an accurate visual of their internal structures. Give us a call at 250.475.2287 for more details on our endoscopy services.

Why would a cat need an endoscopy?

One of the main reasons why vets perform endoscopies is for diagnosis. Endoscopies allow them to closely examine your cat’s throat, abdomen and other internal organs. Patients with unexplained symptoms may be subject to an endoscopy. During certain types of surgeries, a vet may also use an endoscopic device to assist with their incisions, removals and examinations.

What symptoms in cats may require an endoscopy?

If all other diseases have been ruled out the vet may conduct an endoscopy for cats displaying bowel habit changes, growths in the colon, stomach pain and intestinal bleeding.

Is an endoscopy painful for cats?

Not at all. Your pet will be placed under general anesthesia to prevent them from feeling any pain and stress.

Last Updated: August 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Pacific Cat Clinic