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Radiography for Pets

Radiography is the use of X-Rays to capture images that can be used to diagnose a wide range of bone and soft tissue diseases and to monitor a patient’s progress.

Our hospital uses digital radiography to produce detailed images of your pet. We also have a dedicated dental imaging system, 24-hour access to veterinary radiologists, and complex cases can benefit from our specialist opinion.

Dynamic cases, such as gastrointestinal and urinary obstructive diseases, can also benefit from contrast studies. It involves giving a contrast agent, such as iohexol or barium, to better highlight the areas of interest.

While patients can require radiographs to be taken for many reasons, they are most often recommended for patients who have sustained trauma, those with a suspected abdominal disease, and those with breathing or heart issues.

Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.


- If possible, please call us at 250-933-0913 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 250-933-0913, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell located to the right of the door.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.