Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Pet Endoscopy

We have on-site rigid and flexible video endoscopy systems for diagnostic workup and treatment of conditions benefiting from minimally invasive procedures or where an additional imaging modality is needed.

Endoscopic procedures are typically performed under anesthesia or heavy sedation. Our team will discuss with you in detail during case management if they feel endoscopy would benefit your pet’s case. Where appropriate for specific cases, we are able to offer the following endoscopic procedures:

  • Flexible camera assessment of the stomach and upper intestine to assess for ulcers, tumours, foreign bodies and other lesions.


  • Assessment for the esophagus for strictures, tears, masses and foreign materials.


  • Evaluation of the colon and lower intestine for lesions and biopsy


  • Rigid endoscope assessment of the nasal chambers to check for inhaled foreign bodies, fungal and bacterial rhinitis and certain types of tumour.


  • Flexible endoscope evaluation of the upper airway to take samples and remove inhaled objects.


  • Evaluation of the bladder and urinary tract to check for inflammation, take biopsies and relieve obstruction.


  • Assessment of the ears, particularly when they are narrowed, inflamed or obstructed for some reason.

Endoscopic Biopsy

  • Collection of tissue samples in a minimally invasive fashion for microscopic assessment and specific diagnosis of inflammatory conditions, tumours and immune diseases.

Foreign Body Retrieval

  • Removal of objects from the stomach, intestine, airway and other tubular systems in a minimally invasive fashion. This technique allows us to remove some foreign bodies without surgical intervention – though this is not always feasible.
If you or your veterinarian think your pet would benefit from an endoscopic procedure for diagnosis or treatment of a condition, please contact us at 250.933.0913 to arrange a referral, and we can discuss the case with you.

Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.


- If possible, please call us at 250-933-0913 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 250-933-0913, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell located to the right of the door.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.