Our hospital is fully equipped to take high quality digital radiographs (X-rays) of your pet.
Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires radiographs. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose many diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, chest or abdomen.
Most patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency and we’ll take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in without breakfast on the morning of admission, as they often need to be sedated or anaesthetic to allow us to take the best quality radiographs possible.
Once the radiographs have been taken we will give you a call or book an appointment for our veterinarians to show you the images and to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.
We will also burn a copy of your X-rays to disk so that you can have your own copy at home for your records.
Common conditions requiring radiography include:
- Bone fractures
- Bone developmental disorders in young animals
- Cruciate ligament ruptures
- soft tissue injuries
- Assessment of abdominal organs
- lung and heart diseases
- bladder stones,
- gastrointestinal torsions
- Foreign body obstructions