Radiology and Ultrasound
Digital radiology offers safer, faster and clearer diagnostic images.
We offer high quality x-rays for our patients. These images help our veterinarians provide you with a more definitive diagnosis for your pet.
X-rays help to diagnose and confirm broken bones, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other bone abnormalities. Chest films evaluate the size of the heart, assess for the presence of abnormal fluid in the lungs or chest cavity, and evaluate the lung tissue itself for signs of disease. Abdominal films evaluate overall organ size and help us detect abnormal structures such as tumors, foreign objects in the GI tract, and urinary tract stones.
In most cases, radiographs can be performed in pets without sedation. However, sedation may be necessary in extremely anxious or painful animals, or if certain specific diagnostic-quality films (OFA for hips) are required.
We are able to offer you and your pet digital radiography. This is similar to traditional X-ray technology, but allows for much higher resolution and better-quality images. They can also be easily emailed or transferred to CD, in the event that you would like a copy of your pet’s images or require referral to a specialist.
Ultrasound also gives veterinarians an inside look into your pet. Ultrasound abilities will be in our facility soon and in the mean time we work with wonderful specialists in the area to offer you ultrasound services.