The Vets at our Hillock Lane and Whitegate Drive surgeries use digital x-rays for instant diagnosis of internal injuries and pet health problems. Seeing what’s going on inside an animal can be crucial to the correct treatment, especially as animals cannot describe how they are feeling to us.
X-rays are used to take images of skeletal issues, and examine various organs including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and small intestines for irregularities. X-rays can show foreign bodies lodged in the stomach or intestine, and the presence of fluid, a tumour, or disease.
Digital pet x-rays at Rowan Vets
So that our Vets can get a good quality digital image from a completely still patient, x-rays are typically performed under light sedation, or under general anaesthetic when appropriate. Our Vets will talk you through this during your consultation.
A key advantage of using digital x-ray rather than traditional x-ray is being able to share x-ray data by email. In many cases where a specialist opinion is required for diagnosis, our Vets can refer the x-rays without necessarily referring your pet.
Rowan’s veterinary team also have access to a range of diagnostic equipment including ultrasound and on-site laboratory facilities. Having these aids on-site helps to ensure swift and accurate diagnosis so that early treatment can commence.
Is your pet insured?
X-rays and other diagnostic tools enable our Vets to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses quickly, which can be crucial to the recovery of your pet. For this reason, we strongly recommend taking out pet insurance to help alleviate the financial stress of unexpected treatment.