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X-rays (Radiography)

Our modern digital radiography suite is available for use 24 hours a day.   Our powerful x-ray machine can image any pet from a small reptile or bird to the largest St Bernard, and we also have a fluoroscopy machine which displays moving x-ray images. This facility is particularly useful for studies of the bowel (such as barium meals), the urinary tract, and the heart, and isxray_placement also used for orthopaedic work

Because we see so many chest cases, our machine has to be capable of taking very fast exposures, and has specific attachments for accurate positioning which is so important for examinations such as films taken for the BVA/Kennel Club Hip Dysplasia Scheme.

To comply with Health and Safety Regulations, patients are not held for x-rays, and so films are usually taken under anaesthetic or sedation, unless this would be life-threatening.  Accurate positioning is vital for high quality diagnostic films.  Do talk to us about sedation for routine x-rays such as for the BVA/ Kennel Club Hip Dysplasia Scheme. Unlike a human hospital, there are no waiting lists for operations or x-rays, and usually if your pet requires an x-ray, it can be undertaken on the same day.

What our clients are saying

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  • "The most friendly and helpful vets I have come across. Nothing is too much trouble, everything is explained clearly before commencing any treatment. I wouldn't go anywhere else." Mrs Bullock with Bambi - April 2018
  • "I have been coming to Mill House since 2004. Squire and Folly are the 8th & 9th dogs you have looked after over the years. I have always been happy with the vets, nurses, hospital and reception staff. May you long continue." Mrs Crane with Squire & Folly - April 2018
  • "Clean but with no clinical smell, my dog was happy to enter. Excellent service - my pup Cali loves everyone." Miss Larman with Cali - January 2018
  • "We were kept informed at all times regarding X-rays, and our pet's progress at a very worrying time." Mrs Brooks with Eamon - April 2018