Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Ultrasounds and X-rays are diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. With imaging technology we are able to assess what is happening internally, and accurately diagnose your pet.

How do ultrasounds and X-rays work?

X-rays use radiation to create images. Digital X-rays generate images faster than traditional ones and makes it easier to transfer files to a specialist if needed. X-rays are completely pain-free for your pet. They are used to examine abnormalities and allow us to see the size and shape of organs and structures.

Ultrasounds provide a precise picture of internal organs, which is why veterinarians use it to examine soft tissue. A wand is moved over the area of interest and it emits sound waves which echo and display the internal organs. Both procedures require a trained individual to interpret the images from the results. We often perform both procedures to rule out sickness that cannot be detected by the other. Our team uses ultrasounds and X-rays to examine:

  1. Heart conditions
  2. Pregnancies
  3. Bones and soft tissue
  4. Foreign objects

Are X-rays safe for my pet?

The light rays from this procedure are safe for your pet. To ensure they are kept safe we provide protective gear for them. Our hospital uses digital X-rays which use even less radiation. Even after multiple X-rays it is unlikely that your pet may develop any illness from the radiation.

Last updated: July 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital