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Endoscopy Services for Pets

Due to our vast surgical capability, our team here at AMC regularly performs endoscopies, among other procedures. An endoscope is a device that is shaped like a tube with a light and camera at the end that can be inserted into your pet’s mouth or another opening as part of various therapies and procedures. If you wish to learn more about our endoscopy services for your furry family member, all you have to do is call our team at 902.564.8356 (Sydney location) or 902.849.3725 (Reserve Mines location).

Why would my pet need an endoscopy?

Veterinary teams like ours use endoscopes for a wide variety of reasons because of their minimally invasive nature. The veterinarian may use it to see inside your pet’s gastrointestinal system to diagnose conditions like cancer or irritable bowel syndrome. Endoscopes are also useful tools for foreign body removals, in case your pet accidentally swallows items that they should not be eating – this happens more often than you think!

What should I expect if my pet will be betting an endoscopy?

First, your pet will be put under anesthesia so they are as comfortable as possible and so our team can conduct the procedure accurately. Bloodwork may be done beforehand to ensure your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia. After the veterinarian performs the endoscopy, and any further surgery is conducted, the anesthesia will wear off. Your pet’s recovery will depend entirely on the procedures they had after the endoscopy. If purely for diagnostic purposes, they should be able to be up on their feet right away, with no downtime needed.

How much does an endoscopy cost for pets?

Price will depend on your pet’s unique situation and health condition. Usually, larger pets will require a higher dose of anesthesia and this will have an impact on cost. For our latest service rates and a cost estimate, we ask that you please call us directly.

Last updated: December 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

For the safety of our staff and clients, we have implemented a “Closed Door Policy” which means our clinic doors are no longer open to the public.Here is what that means for you:

  • We ask that on arrival for your appointment you call us (902)564-8356 Sydney and let us know you are in the parking lot
  • A member of our team will then take a history on your pet by phone, they will then meet you at our front door to take your pet inside while you return to your car
  • Your veterinarian will perform an examination of your pet and then call you with exam findings and any suggested treatment plans
  • Any necessary medications will be prepared in the clinic for you, and will be sent with your pet when we are ready to send them home
  • Payments for appointments can be taken over the phone or by payment at the door
  • All food and drug orders are still required to be called in beforehand and prepaid over the phone
  • All future updates will be posted on social media as our situation with COVID-19 in our province is constantly changing
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney. With the implementation of this closed door policy, it is a longer process so we ask for your patience and co-operation during this time

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed


    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 Animal Medical Centre