your pet with one of our vets.
Our hospital is fully-equipped to take x-rays (radiographs) of your pet. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires x-rays. X-rays are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.
When humans have radiographs taken, the radiographer asks people to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions. Most pets would never keep still enough, in the correct position, for us to take good quality x-rays required to diagnose their condition. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the most useful x-rays possible.