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Veterinary Specialists Invest In Endoscopy Center, Sarasota

Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota (CCVSS) recently made a $100,000 investment for a complete endoscopy center.

Providing 24/7 service for patients day and night, CCVSS' advanced veterinary medicine clinic is currently equipped with MRI services, two operating rooms, a full ICU unit, a pharmacy, multiple exam rooms and sleepover rooms for clients wanting to be with their animals, as well as digital radiology, cardiology, ophthalmology, acupuncture, endoscopy, laparoscopy and arthroscopy services.

“We have equipped our clinic in order to be able to provide the clients and patients with the care they need,” says Dr. Anne Chauvet, veterinary neurologist and CCVSS founder. “It's very exciting to be able to go into every single little hole and check things out: From a nose that may have cancer or an ear that may have a polyp, going down a stomach to take a biopsy or doing a spay with laparoscopy. It's a very exciting time for us.”

Providing better visuals and allowing access farther into the intestinal tract and small areas of the body, the new endoscopy center includes a human grade, high definition, fiber optic Fujinon endoscope and a full range of rigid and flexible scopes provided by state-of-of-the-art Richard Wolf Medical Instruments. According to Chauvet, the new equipment provides more options for diagnosis and treatment of conditions through minimally invasive procedures.

“Sometimes we have to remove foreign bodies and if they're reachable through the scope, we can do it without needing to go to surgery, which is really amazing,” she says.

This allows staff to find out anything from why a patient is vomiting to why it has diarrhea to why it's bleeding from the bowel -- all without surgery, saving not only time and money, but the animal from possible complications, as well.

“It's very progressive and advanced for our field of veterinary medicine,” Chauvet says. “A lot of people in this business will tell you you only get what you need, but I'm more of a person that gets what I want. We're providing something that is in demand for the human field, making it available for animals. Our mission is to continue bringing the most advanced veterinary medical care to our area.”

Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Dr. Anne Chauvet, CCVSS
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