X-ray and Ultrasound

Radiology

Our hospital is fully equipped to take radiographs (often called X-rays) of your pet.  Our Veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires radiographs. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.

What happens to my pet when it is booked in for radiographs?

Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency and we’ll take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in fasted on the morning of admission, as they will most likely be sedated or anaesthetised to allow us to take the best quality radiographs possible.

Once the radiographs have been taken we will give you a call or book an appointment for our veterinarians to show you the images and to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.

Why do pets need to be sedated or anaesthetised to have radiographs taken?

When we have radiographs (X-rays) taken the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions.  Most pets would never lie still enough, in the correct position, for us to take good quality radiographs required to diagnose their condition. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the most useful radiographs possible.

Ultrasound

Ultrasonography is increasingly being used as an effective diagnostic tool to evaluate the internal organs of  patients. It is non-invasive and can often be performed without sedation. Ultrasound can allow us to look at your pets kidneys, stomach, bladder and uterus. It allows us to see if there is fluid where it should not be. If needed we can also arrange for a specialist ultrasound especially if we want to look at the heart or for full screening ultrasounds of the abdomen.

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