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Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Depending on the area of your pet’s body that needs examining, an ultrasound or X-ray (radiography) may be recommended to get a better look. Radiology is a vital diagnostic tool for our veterinary team. It helps us make the most comprehensive diagnosis to support your pet’s health.

What technologies do you use?

Our hospital is equipped with ultrasound and X-ray technology, which allows us to accurately diagnose your pet. We have a top-of-the-line X-ray machine that works well on all furry friends, big and small. X-rays use electromagnetic radiation to penetrate your pet’s tissues and show accurate pictures of their internal organs. Ultrasounds use sound wave technology to generate images of specific areas of your furry friend’s body. Our diagnostic imaging tools are safe and painless for your pet. If you have questions about our imaging technology, please contact us at 416.941.8920.

Will my pet need to be sedated?

Your pet’s well-being and comfort are our top priority. We use a combination of medical tools and a soothing environment to reinforce our commitment to you and your pet as an anti-anxiety practice. Sometimes, we might recommend sedation for your pet, to help make them more at ease. In addition, our large non-claustrophobic and bright exam room helps pets feel more relaxed while we perform our diagnostic imaging.

How long does it take to process the images?

Within minutes of taking your pet’s internal images, we can review them with you. Once we’ve reviewed them, we might recommend more diagnostic tests, like bloodwork or a urinalysis. This helps optimize your pet’s individualized treatment plan. If needed, we have access to specialists that can review our images and who can also provide more in depth imaging including MRI and CT Scans.

Last updated: January 19, 2022.

Due to the shortage of staff at the clinic this week, we have special operating hours.

Wednesday, Jan 19 – 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm
Thursday, Jan 20 – 8:30 until 2:30 pm
Friday, Jan 21 – 8:00 am at 4:00 pm

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are operating under a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • We require a 24 hr cancellation notice for appointments during this time. A cancellation fee will be applied otherwise.
  • 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).
  • Parking is available in our parking lot (behind the clinic) as well as on the street.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Bay Cat & Dog Hospital