Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Ultrasounds and X-rays (radiography) are diagnostic state-of-the-art tools that help us get a more accurate diagnosis for your pet. These technologies provide us with key insight into what’s happening inside your pet’s body, a useful tool when assessing both internal and external issues. Our equipment is safe and effective, ensuring your pet’s health and wellbeing are prioritized.

Why might my pet need an ultrasound or X-ray?

Our veterinary team might recommend your pet have an X-ray or ultrasound, depending on any health conditions they’re experiencing. Even if your pet isn’t currently having any health concerns, these diagnostic tools are useful preventive measures that determine whether or not there are any irregularities during routine wellness exams. For example, there are a few reasons we might recommend an X-ray, including:

  • Detecting arthritis
  • Assessing abnormalities like tumors, pneumonia, bladders stones and kidney stones
  • Evaluate bone damage
  • Assessing the shape or size of specific organs
  • Identifying foreign objects your pet might’ve swallowed
  • Assessing dental health like determining if teeth need to be extracted or gum disease

    Is it safe?

    Yes, our diagnostic tools are non-invasive and safe. For example, our X-rays use very low levels of radiation, limiting the exposure of the rays. This means even small or pregnant pets are able to use this tool. Your pet does not experience any pain throughout the procedure and are in good hands with our highly-skilled veterinary team. If you have concerns about your pet’s safety, we’re able to answer any questions at 403.934.3311.

    What should I expect during my pet’s appointment?

    Our veterinary team will provide you with detailed instructions before your pet has their appointment. Depending on the part of your pet’s body that’s being examined, it might be helpful for them to fast before the procedure. For example, X-rays of the abdomen are best seen when there are no blockages caused by food or waste.

  • Last updated: September 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Strathmore Veterinary Clinic