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Above: The clarity of an endoscope image in practice. Below: Dr Antony Karolis. 

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Veterinarian, Dr John Thirlwell, owns and operates the Belrose Veterinarian Hospital—a busy vet practice in Sydney’s north. Like most suburban vet practices, pets requiring specialist services, including endoscopy, had to be referred to a specialist vet practice, increasing costs, inconvenience, and time to treatment.

Dr Thirlwell decided to find a very effective and affordable solution and invested in the Yateks V Series Endoscope, designed specifically for vets. The Yateks V Series is quick and easy to operate, incorporates the latest technology to allow vets to observe inside the body of small animals without performing major surgery, and allows for the production, recording and saving of high-quality endoscopic images and video.

It features an additional working channel with forceps to remove foreign objects from an animal’s body, as well as biopsy forceps for the collection of tissue samples.

The camera’s high-quality imaging means that a vet can use a customised animal endoscope in their own surgery to view and record images and real-time video of an animal’s oesophagus, stomach, intestines, and colon.

The Yateks V Series provides timely clinical data, improves diagnosis and overall patient outcomes, thus more efficient treatment management. It increases a vet practice’s range of services and ultimately, its bottom line!

What Dr John Thirwell had to say:

To date, Dr Thirlwell has used the camera to conduct examinations of a patient’s oesophagus, and to check airways for signs of laryngological paralysis and collapse in dogs. He has also been able to examine behind the soft palate of a puppy, checking for a suspected grass seed caught somewhere in its nasopharynx. 

“I’m really happy with the image quality—it’s really great,” said Dr Thirlwell. “I can see the images on-screen. The light quality and the image quality is excellent.”

The endoscope has proved to be a useful collaborative diagnostic tool as well, with Dr Thirlwell sharing video he recorded with a specialist colleague for a second opinion on a patient case.

“It’s really easy to record—either pictures or video—with just one button on the handpiece. It’s also very easy to set up because it’s wireless.”

Dr Thirlwell says the endoscope is improving practice workflows by allowing him to seamlessly incorporate endoscopy into his surgical routine.

“For example, sometimes we might be concerned about an oesophageal foreign body and not 100 percent convinced about the situation,” explained Dr Thirlwell. “If we take an X-ray, the animal is anaesthetised so we can quickly take a look with the endoscope and rule out any concerns.”

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Dr Thirlwell happily recommends the Yateks V Series veterinary endoscope.

“I think it’s a worthy addition for any vet practice,” he said. “It’s easy to use and it’s at an attractive price point.

“Having an endoscope makes us better at what we do, and it solves some of the frustrations we experience.”

Leading the way in Advanced Diagnostics

Dr Antony Karolis and the team at Nepean Animal Hospital are the first vets in Australasia to install a high-resolution Cone Beam CT scanner. The NewTom 5GXL allows the team to take extremely high-resolution 3D images of small to medium sized animals in minutes. Resolutions down to 80 microns, as well as extremely low dose exposure, help diagnose the smallest bone fractures which are not visible with conventional X-ray imaging, and thus provide the best possible service to their clients.

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