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.