Friday, May 27, 2016


On Monday May 30th, 2016
Endoscopy Support Services will be 
closed in observance of the holiday.

This day is dedicated to all of the service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It's also the time to remember loved ones who have passed away.

Did you know?
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, and goes all the way back to the end of the Civil War.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Product Highlight- E.S.S. Brand Water Bottles

Have you heard about our 
E.S.S. Brand Replacement Water Bottles?

For Pentax fiber optic and video endoscopes, 
we have the generic non-autoclavable
This bottle plugs into the air feeding hole on Pentax light sources and video processors just like the original Pentax bottles.

If you're looking for an Olympus replacement,
 we also offer a generic replacement for the

This replacement water bottle features:
-A 250 ml capacity.
-Easy to connect/disconnect from scope.
-Metal connector to bottle top and metal endoscope connector for durability.
-Attached cap to protect endoscope connector.
-Metal clip and strong plastic strap to attach the water bottle to the stock hanger on Olympus light sources.
-Non-autoclavable - use soaking methods to sterilize.

Can't find a compatible water bottle?
We can help!
Contact us with the make and model 
of the endoscope and we can help you
 find other model water bottles.

Come back next week for a new 
Product Highlight!

Monday, May 23, 2016

World Turtle Day!

It's World Turtle Day!

"American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring its 16th annual World Turtle Day. The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, founders of ATR, advocate humane treatment of all animals, including reptiles. Since 1990, ATR has placed about 3,000 tortoises and turtles in caring homes. ATR assists law enforcement when undersized or endangered turtles are confiscated and provides helpful information and referrals to persons with sick, neglected or abandoned turtles."

"American Tortoise Rescue's Tips:
-Never buy a turtle or tortoise from a pet shop
 as it increases demand from the wild.

-Never remove turtles or tortoises from 
the wild unless they are sick or injured.

-Emergency Care - If a tortoise is crossing a
 busy street, pick it up and send it in the
 same direction it was going- if you try to make
 it go back, it will turn right around again.

-Report the sale of any turtle or tortoise of any
 kind less than four inches. 
This is illegal throughout the U.S.

-Report the cruelty or illegal sales of turtles
 and tortoises to your local animal control shelter.

-Write letters to legislators asking them to keep sensitive habitat preserved or closed to off road vehicles, and to prevent off shore drilling that can lead to more endangered sea turtle deaths."

Click here to learn more about
 what you can do to help!

Meme Monday

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pirate The Pit Bull’s Favorite Part Of The Week Is When This Autistic Boy Reads To Him

By Lavanya Sunkara
from BarkPost

"Pirate the Pit Bull is just like any other shelter dog: lonely and anxious to find a home. But, unlike other dogs, he has something remarkable going for him. A six-year-old boy named Jacob comes weekly to read to him, and that's his favorite time of the week.

Jacob Tumalan hails from La Habra, Orange County; his parents learned early on that their boy had autism. Jacob's mom, Katherine Tumalan, told NBC 4 News that her son has loved books ever since he was a baby, but it seemed to be the only thing in which he was interested.

Katherine Tumalan told NBC 4 News: "I noticed things were different; he didn't want to play with other children."

But a year ago, when Jacob's Aunt, Lisa Ferranti, brought him to the animal shelter where she works, he immediately took to the animals. At the Carson Animal Shelter, which Pirate the Pit Bull currently calls home, Jacob's reading has become the highlight. He comes every week on Therapy Thursday, lays down his mat in front of Pirate's cage, takes out his book, and reads aloud. This gives Pirate much needed interaction and allows Jacob to improve his literacy skills. When Jacob learned that Pirate disliked cats, he chose a book about a kitty who wears colorful shoes.

Jacob is lovingly known as "The boy who read to dogs" at Carson. During his time with Pirate, he has learned to cope with noise, which he had a problem with earlier. He can now block anxiety-causing sounds around him and concentrate on the task at hand: reading to this lonesome shelter dog who just needs a little extra love.

The boy and dog's special story-time seems to have aided them both. Jacob's parents are happy to report that he is now reading at third-grade level. Pirate also seems to have a happy ending in sight; he will soon be staying with a rescue worker for further training until he finds his forever home.

Jacob told NBC 4 News: "If I read to the dogs, they will come out of the cages and find homes."

Click here for the original article and video.