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

  • "These guys are truly amazing and worth their weight in gold" Mrs Carter with Micky - July 2018
  • "The staff are friendly and helpful and really care for the animals." Mrs Shorting with Terence - June 2018
  • "Very much in tune with your pet's problems and show a genuine concern for their welfare." Mr Etherton with Riley - July 2018
  • "I feel so comfortable taking Jasper here, due to the friendliness and support from start to finish." Mrs Wescombe with Jasper - May 2018