Endoscopy: Modern Diagnosis & Treatment for South Charlotte Pets

Rea Road Animal Hospital uses endoscopy to allow us to examine areas inside your pet's body in a manner that is far less invasive than surgery. The endoscope is a flexible tube that allows our veterinarians to view many areas that might need examination, such as

  • Stomach
  • Intestines
  • Colon
  • Nasal passages
  • Esophagus
  • Vagina

Your pet's veterinarian will insert a long, flexible tube into your anesthetized pet's body. The tip contains a light as well as a chip that will transmit video. The images that are captured are then sent to a video monitor so that the areas being explored can be seen clearly.

Endoscopy lets your pet's veterinarian visually examine internal tissues without using a scalpel. Many times, the use of the endoscope eliminates the need for surgery entirely. The tube of the endoscope is well suited to having instruments inserted through it so that we can remove tissue. In addition to its use in diagnostics, endoscopy is a wonderful tool for removing foreign bodies with a tool specifically designed for that purpose.

If surgery is necessary, using the endoscope makes a real difference in how invasive the procedure is. Instead of a large incision, in many cases we are able to operate by making a much smaller opening. Your pet will be able to recover much faster, getting up and around before you know it.

"We are so pleased and blessed to have Dr. Dozier and your clinic. Time and time again, you all and Dr. Dozier especially have been unfailingly kind, considerate and caring beyond most of any care we have experienced at vets. Having bred goldens for over 50 years we have experienced many vet clinics. Dr. Dozier tops them all. He is unhurried, makes one feel like you are his only client in all the world, takes his time, is thorough and careful and you feel you have his 100% undivided attention. No vet in the hundreds we have worked with has been so available, so kind, willing to take his time, as Dr. Dozier. HE IS THE BEST! Certainly the wonderful staff is a reflection, plus we comment all the time that Dr. Dozier seems to have very little turn over. You all must be happy and respected. Bless you all!" - Ann Chase
"We love Dr. Michael!! She has been so wonderful going down the path with us on our elderly yellow Lab, Bailey Baroo. She has worked with us to find the right blend of food, medicine and exercise to give us more years with him and we appreciate that when she hears hoof beats she thinks horses, not zebras! Everyone at RRAH is wonderful, but Dr. Michael is extra special!" -Lesli An Orio
"Rea Road has been our family vet since the day they opened. I would not trust my pets to anyone else." - Michelle Kingston
"Best vets ever in Charlotte! They have taken such amazing care of my kids and of me, their fretting mom. I wouldn't trust anyone else." - Pamela Shaw
"Rea Road has the most caring staff. Dr. Dozier is truly wonderful! We have taken our babies there for years and they truly love them as much as we do." - Mattie Collins-Walker
"Very simply, we love Rea Road Animal Hospital. Knowledgeable, kind and compassionate!" - Heather Theriault
"Rea Road Animal Hospital has been our vet since we moved to Charlotte 9 years ago. Our dog, Bandit, will be 18 years old in September and we attribute his longevity to the doctors and especially the staff at this establishment. We have recommended the facility to our friends and neighbors and they have used the hospital for vet services, boarding, grooming and a place to love their pets." - Stephen & Heidi Kramer