VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center

Rhinoscopy

Veterinary Rhinoscopy

Rhinoscopy is the endoscopic study of the nasal passages. Rhinoscopy can be
performed with both flexible and rigid scopes. Small-diameter scopes are utilized to
adequately evaluate small dogs and cats. To perform rhinoscopy, the patient is anesthetized and the scope is gently inserted into the nasal cavity. Fluid is flushed through a protective sleeve surrounding the scope to flush away debris. The scope also magnifies the image to provide a clear view of the nasal area. Many scopes have built-in openings to allow passage of biopsy or retrieval instruments. Little patient preparation is required other than to withhold food the morning of the procedure. Most patients are discharged the same day that the procedure is performed.

The major symptoms and reasons to perform a rhinoscopy are:

1. Persistent nasal discharge '" especially when the discharge is only from one nostril (unilateral)
2. Nasal bleeding (epistaxis)
3. Persistent, uncontrolled sneezing
4. Nasal swelling
5. Noisy breathing (nasal obstruction)
6. Removing foreign matter from inside the nose
7. Reverse sneezing
 

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

We are conveniently located a few minutes from where the 405 and 55 meet at 18440 Amistad Street in Fountain Valley, CA.

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