Ultrasound and X-ray Services

X-ray and ultrasound technology give us a closer look at your pet’s internal organs.

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.

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