Ultrasounds and X-rays

Our clinic is equipped with a digital X-ray machine and an ultrasound machine to perform diagnostic tests on your pet. Our veterinary staff may suggest these diagnostic procedures during an appointment with your furry friend.

What is the difference between an X-ray and an ultrasound?

X-rays enable us to see the bones and sometimes foreign objects your pet might have ingested. These also enable us to see the soft tissues in the region of the abdomen and rib cage, but not as well as with an ultrasound machine. The ultrasound will be the tool of choice when evaluating soft tissues.

How do you use X-rays and ultrasounds at your clinic?

Some health problems require medical imaging. We often use X-rays and/or ultrasounds to complete your pet’s physical examination and blood work.

Does your clinic also offer dental X-rays for cats?

We perform comprehensive dental X-rays for all our patients that need dental care involving extractions, as well as during our routine scaling.

Last updated: May 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Hull Veterinary Hospital