Your pet may need diagnostic imaging such as radiographs (x-rays) or ultrasound to help diagnose your pet’s medical condition or monitor response to treatment.
Our digital radiography equipment provides images in seconds and greatly reduces your pet’s exposure to radiation. Radiographs can help to diagnose disease in the chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal system. Our veterinarians can use telemedicine and offer a specialist review of your pet’s x-rays. This includes using our advanced technology to send radiographs to board-certified radiologists for the most accurate interpretation of the images.
Our emergency veterinarians have training in quick, focused emergent ultrasound. This will enable us to help diagnose life threatening conditions including fluid accumulation in the chest, around the heart or in the belly. Our FAST scans generally do not require anesthesia to get images that can provide rapid information on your pet’s health status. We can also use our ultrasound to guide in treatments including drainage of fluid or air from both the chest and abdomen. During emergent ultrasounds, your pet may have small areas of fur clipped to enhance the ultrasound images.