Rhinoscopy Canterbury and Thanet

Rhinoscopy is a diagnostic tool used by our vets to examine a pet's nasal chambers. It involves using a specialist instrument, called a rhinoscope, to view the inside of the nasal passages and sinuses. For safety and comfort of your pet, the procedure is performed under general anaesthesia which allows a thorough examination. We offer this from our practice in Eastry, which is close to Canterbury, Thanet and Dover.

Rhinoscopy has several advantages for pets:

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Rhinoscopy provides a clear view of the inside of the nasal passages, allowing the vet to accurately diagnose conditions such as infections, tumours, foreign objects, and growths.
  • Non-Invasive: Unlike traditional surgical procedures, rhinoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require incisions or extensive tissue damage.
  • Early Detection: By visualising the inside of the nasal passages, rhinoscopy can help detect problems early on, before they become more serious.
  • Biopsy Sampling: Rhinoscopy allows the vet to take biopsy samples if necessary, which can be used to identify specific conditions affecting the nasal passages.
  • Retrieval of Foreign Bodies: The vet can use the rhinoscope to retrieve foreign bodies from the nasal passages, which can cause discomfort and health problems for the pet.

How do I book?

We accept referrals for rhinoscopy and our surgery is within easy reach of Canterbury, Ashford, Thanet and Dover. If you would like to book a referral please contact us to speak to a member of the team.