Services

Consultations

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Consultations include health checks, behavioural and nutrition advice, evaluation of sick exotic pets, and case assistance to referring veterinarians.

Consultations are available at Northside Veterinary Specialists or at your local vet clinic. 

Diagnostic testing

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

Endoscopy in exotic pets

Medical care

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Management of dermatologic (skin), endocrine (hormonal), reproductive, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurologic, infectious diseases and more

Anaesthesia & analgesia

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Using specialised exotics anaesthetic equipment and up-to-date recommendations for anaesthesia and pain relief

Surgical & dental treatment

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

Emergency & critical care

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

Endoscopy

What is endoscopy?

Endoscopy means to look inside. A small 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 (eg. accidentally swallowed 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 (mouth)
  • rhinoscopy (nose)
  • tracheoscopy (wind pipe)
  • gastroscopy (stomach)
  • coelioscopy (body cavity)
  • cloacoscopy (cloaca)
  • cystoscopy (bladder)

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