Fraser Valley Animal Hospital

2633 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3E2



Here at the Fraser Valley Animal Hospital we have spent a lot of time training in minimally invasive surgery. When your pet is ill our scopes allow us to examine small areas such as the nose or bladder and get diagnostic samples without having to use a scalpel blade. Occasionally some pets need to have their esophagus, stomach, trachea, or nose examined and/or biopsied. With our flexible camera (endoscope) or rigid scopes we are able to collect many samples instead of having to do surgery.  As well endoscopy allows us to put in short term feeding tubes for our chronically ill cats. Note that this procedure is not appropriate for all medical cases.

 *New* Endoscopic Transcervical Insemination - TCI

  • Allows for catheterization of the cervix and deposition of semen directly into the uterus
  • Intrauterine semen deposition increases the success rate of breeding both by increasing the number of pregnancies but also litter size
  • Allows for the use of frozen thawed semen, fresh chilled semen, and fresh semen even from stud dogs with reduced fertility
  • Non-surgical, non anesthetic approach that can also be used to evaluate the vagina for abnormal growths, foreign bodies, trauma and vaginitis
  • Both Veterinarians and clients can observe and confirm the intrauterine deposition of semen
  • An opportunity to breed multiple times during one estrus cycle
  • With improved conception rates this modality will extend a stud dogs life in the face of declining semen quality
  • Your dog has a shorter stay in the hospital, less stress, lower cost than surgical AI, and without the ethical implications that come with surgical insemination

Feeding Tube - FVAH

Endoscopic Transcervial Insemination - FVAH