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Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Ultrasounds and X-rays are imaging technology that can be used to give us insight into the inner workings of your pet’s body. These tools can help us get a more accurate diagnosis for your furry family member and get a better picture of their internal health.

How does a pet ultrasound work?

Ultrasounds use sound waves to capture images of your pet’s body. Our veterinary team undergoes special training to give your pet an ultrasound. Worried about whether or not the sound waves are dangerous? They are pet-friendly and do not cause any harm. Our veterinary team will use a handheld device across specific areas of your pet’s body to get a better picture of what’s happening internally. We might recommend ultrasounds or X-rays to examine:

  • Pregnancy
  • Heart conditions
  • Ligaments and tendons
  • Body parts like bones or soft tissue
  • Foreign objects like paper or plastic your pet might have ingested

    How is an ultrasound different from an X-ray?

    The major difference is X-rays use radiation to generate images. Our clinic is equipped with digital X-ray systems that generate digital images fairly quickly. We can analyse it to get a more accurate picture of your pet internally. Another benefit to having this equipment onsite is we can send X-rays electronically to a radiology specialist if we need more specialized support.

    Are the X-ray’s rays dangerous?

    During X-rays, both our veterinary team and your pet will be equipped with protective gear that ensures they are protected from the radiation. If you have questions about the safety measures we take, please connect with us at 403.337.3221.