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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.

Radiography for Pets

Necrotizing Fasciitis found on Vancouver Island - Know the signs

May 18th 2022 - Official Communication Dear Community, Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon disease in dogs but given the number of cases we have seen recently, it is important that we, as pet owners (myself included) are vigilant. However, the first thing we must not do is panic. I would like to take this time to give you an overview of the disease so that you know what to look out for and when to seek veterinary care.

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