CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

Savannah Craig, DVM, MBA, DACVIM Bayou City Mobile Veterinary Specialists (Austin, TX)

“I first learned of the Endo-i at ACVIM around the time that I was considering starting my mobile internal medicine business. Historically, I have used both Olympus and Storz scopes and was pleased to see that the Endo-i had a similar model to the Olympus scopes. I love the portability and durability of the scopes and have been extremely impressed with the customer service I have received from Steris. I had encountered an issue during a scope one time and was able to get both Lucas and Mitch on the phone within minutes and together, we were able to trouble shoot it and resolve the issue so we could continue the procedure and not prolong patient anesthesia.
I feel that the scopes are well priced and affordable for my business. Since the recent upgrade on the suction of the endoscopes, I have been even more pleased since the ability to suction is more streamlined. The image quality is excellent and I love being able to use the iPad as a portable image capture tool.”

Craig Martin, DVM Liberty Animal Hospital (Birmingham, AL)

“Our small animal practice office bought an Endo-i Veterinary Endoscope about 2 years ago. We use it between our 2 offices and it has been easy to transport and setup at different locations. STERIS provided excellent training on the equipment, and the STERIS Rep even came by to help us with one case. I would recommend this product if someone was in the market for a veterinary endoscope.”

John Thomason, DVM, MS, DACVIM Associate Professor Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Starkville, MS)

I have used the Endo-i endoscopes for over 2 years, and I have been able to successfully perform all procedures asked of me. I primarily use the Endo-i to perform gastrointestinal biopsies and remove esophageal and gastric foreign bodies, and I have never had a problem with a scope in the middle of a procedure. Although I was not trained on the Endo-i endoscopes, I was able to easily transition to these scopes in a very short period of time. A unique aspect of these scopes is that they are wireless, and you are not attached to a processing unit. This wireless capability allows us to have freedom and flexibility for scoping procedures. With this freedom, we are able to move around the hospital, and perform scopes in any location. We have performed endoscopic procedures in our radiology department while patients are in the middle of a fluoroscopy study. We have also taken the scope into our surgery suites to aid in the identification of esophageal lesions during surgery. Most standard gastroscopes are 1-meter long, but this length of scope may not be long enough to enter the duodenum of large dogs. In the past, when we were scoping large dogs, we would go from a 1-meter scope to a 3-meter equine scope, which is challenging. The 1.5-meter Endo-i is a great option for those big dogs because the extra length of the scope allows us to get into the duodenum and obtain good quality biopsies. The Endo-i is a robust and durable endoscope that allows us to perform all of our procedures.

Alan D. Chastain, DVM Chastain Equine Medicine (Albuquerque, NM)

“The Endo-i has been a practice-changer for us. Our thoroughbred racetrack practice has flourished through gastroscopy. The technology and the ability to have the pictures by the time you’ve finished a procedure is valuable for the owners. We love the equipment, and we’ve been very pleased.”

Kevin Dunlevy, DVM Kentucky Equine Medical Associates, PLLC. (Lexington, KY)

“The Endo-i has been a true enhancement to our equine practice. The ability to obtain high quality endoscopic images and videos has meant an improvement in diagnostics, consulting, and follow-up on respiratory cases. The technology has improved communication with clients and veterinary associates alike.”

Jose Lopez-Garcia, VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery/Director of Equine Sports Medicine, Tufts University (Medford, MA)

“I have been using the Endo-i for the last few years and it is my go-to endoscope to perform all my upper airway examinations in my equine clients. It has a great working length and diameter (1 m and 8 mm, respectively), the controls feel right in your hands with the perfect balance and weight which is key when using portable wireless technology. Image quality is excellent and the wireless interface allows for excellent image and video acquisition. Its portability has also been a huge benefit for our hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic as it has allowed us to easily share the results of our examinations with clients thanks to the software and tablet provided, thus improving our client communication and overall client experience. I would strongly recommend the Endo-i to all equine practitioners in the market for a new endoscope.”

Scott Hay, DVM Managing Shareholder, TFB Equine (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

“We have been very happy about our experience with Endo-i video endoscopes…so much that each of our doctors has one. The system is spectacular. I know there are other systems available, but we wouldn’t use any other.”

Ari Fustukjian, DVM Senior Staff Veterinarian, Florida Aquarium (Tampa, FL)

“Using the Endo-i has been a pretty great experience! We’re able to get really high-quality images, the sort of thing you’d expect to get with a tower, but it’s portable enough to be able to get into a lot of tight spaces. We work with a lot of interesting animals that have a lot of special needs, and often we have to go to them. We can’t just bring them back to the hospital so being able to get those kinds of images, that kind of recording and image quality portability is really critical for us. Having a piece of equipment that can go back and forth between our main campus and our sea turtle rehabilitation hospital is really important. (The Endo-i) really does give us greater access to our collection. It has a lot of potential for use in the field in terms of going and evaluating animals that have stranded and require recovery. These are usually in inaccessible places down on the beach. This is a scope that you can actually take with you and get images and diagnostics that you normally have to bring them back to a hospital to obtain

 


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