Consultations are available at Northside Veterinary Specialists or at your local vet clinic. Consultations include evaluation of ill exotic pets, case assistance to referring veterinarians for challenging exotic pet cases, consultations for behavioural problems and routine health checks.

Diagnostic testing

Comprehensive range of diagnostic tests including laboratory tests (blood tests, cytology), radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, ultrasound and endoscopy

Endoscopy in exotic pets

Medical care

Management of endocrine, reproductive, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurologic, infectious diseases and more

Anaesthesia & pain management

Surgical & dental treatment

Range of surgical procedures, with magnification and radiosurgery capabilities, and rabbit and rodent dentistry

Emergency & critical care

Management of emergency and critical cases, including fluid therapy, air sac catheters, thoracostomy tubes, centesis and more


What is endoscopy?

Endoscopy means to look inside. A camera is used to look inside organs or body cavities under magnification, and small instruments are used to take samples for testing (histopathology, cytology, culture) or remove foreign material/objects, making it a minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic tool. 

What endoscopic procedures can be performed in exotic pets?

With technological advances and ongoing research, there are numerous procedures that can be performed in exotic pets, even in some of the smallest patients. Common procedures include:

  • stomatoscopy
  • rhinoscopy 
  • tracheoscopy
  • gastroscopy
  • coelioscopy
  • cloacoscopy
  • cystoscopy 

The endoscopy unit is mobile, allowing procedures to be performed at your local vet clinic.