Radiology

The latest diagnostic tools.

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Fully equipped with the latest technology.

Our hospital is fully equipped to take high-quality digital radiographs (X-rays) of your pet. We have high quality, whole-body x-ray, digital dental x-ray and we have 24-hour a day access to our CT scanner.

X-Ray

Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires radiographs. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose many diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, chest or abdomen.

Most patients are admitted into the hospital for the day to have radiographs taken unless it is an emergency and we can then take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in without breakfast on the morning of admission, as they often need to be sedated or given a light general anaesthetic to allow us to take the best quality radiographs possible without stress to the pet.

Once the radiographs have been taken, we will give you a call or book an appointment for our veterinarians to show you the images and to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.

We can also burn a copy of your X-rays to disk so that you can have your own copy at home for your records.

CT Scan

In some cases, a plain x-ray is unable to give the vets the answers they need and a three-dimensional picture is more valuable, and for this, we recommend a CT Scan. While our scanner is housed off-site (we share ownership) you still bring your pet to the Centre and one of our vets and trained nurses will transport them to the scanner and perform the test and ensure their health and comfort while this is happening. If you’ve ever had a CT scan yourself then you will totally understand that this usually requires a general anaesthetic.

Dental X-Ray

Dental radiology is important as it enables us to see beneath the gums. This is where most problems occur in our patients. 80% of cats and dogs in Australia over 3 years of age have dental disease. All patients having dental treatment of any sort always have their teeth x-rayed to ensure best possible care.

Common conditions requiring dental radiography include:

  • Routine screening for invisible problems in the mouth
  • Teeth fractures
  • Dental infections
  • Soft tissue injuries of the mouth and head
  • Sneezing (nose x-rays)

Common conditions requiring radiography include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Bone developmental disorders in young animals
  • Cruciate ligament ruptures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Cancer care
  • Assessment of abdominal organs
  • Lung and heart diseases
  • Bladder stones
  • Gastrointestinal torsions
  • Foreign body obstructions
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting

Common conditions requiring CT Scan include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Nasal and skull issues
  • Cancer care
  • Assessment of abdominal organs
  • Lung and heart disease
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting

We treat you and your pets as family.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Location

208 High St.
Belmont VIC 3216
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Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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