Imaging

Fast diagnosis leads to faster treatment. We know that every second counts when it comes to your pet’s health and that’s why we use the latest technology to make sure that we’re able to do our part in a timeline manner.

Utilizing technology like digital radiography, digital dental x-rays, and ultrasound, we’re able to run full diagnostics on your pet and let our team of veterinary professionals and specialists get a full view of what could be ailing your pet.

Scroll down to learn more about our imaging and diagnostic options.

Radiography

Radiology (or x-rays) is used to provide our staff with valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). This is used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out possible problems.

How does it work?

An x-ray beam passes through its body and hits a piece of radiographic film. Images on the film appear as various shades of gray and reflect the anatomy of the animal. Bones, which absorb more x-rays, appear as light gray structures. Soft tissues, such as the lungs, absorb fewer x-rays and appear as dark gray structures. Being able to interpret radiographs requires considerable skill on the part of the veterinarian. Our staff is well-versed in this.

This is also important during dental care, which is why we offer dental radiographs to clients that may need it.

Ultrasound

Ultrasonography is similar to radiography (X-rays) and is usually used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostic measures. This allows visualization of the animal’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, etc. It can also be used to determine pregnancy and to monitor an ongoing pregnancy. Ultrasound can detect fluid, cysts, tumors or abscesses.

We do offer abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds.