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Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Ultrasounds and X-rays are a form of diagnostics that allow your veterinarian to literally look inside your pet’s body and analyze any health problems or concerns. They are non-invasive tools that involve no downtime whatsoever. Using these technologies, we are able to diagnose various medical conditions on the spot. Our team also has the option to use telemedicine to refer to a board-certified radiologist for evaluating more complex cases. Please feel free to call us at 403.239.4657 to learn more about our diagnostic image services here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic.

Why would my pet need ultrasounds or X-rays?

If your furry family member is experiencing any issues with their softer-tissue organs such as their liver, kidney, bladder, uterus and heart, then the veterinarian may call for an ultrasound to take a closer look. Ultrasounds allow them to scrutinize how your pet’s organs are functioning. They can also see any tumours or cysts that may have developed. X-rays, on the other hand analyze hard-structured areas of your pet’s body such as their bones, joints and ligaments. X-rays are typically used if your pet fractures a bone, accidentally swallows a toy or has arthritis.

How do pets get ultrasounds or X-rays?

As an owner, you do not need to prep your pet for these diagnostics. They can be performed on the spot during a consultation upon your veterinarian’s advice. Since the procedures are totally pain less most pets do not need sedation. Most of our patients are able to stay still and lie comfortably for their scans, thanks in large part to our highly-skilled technicians who can keep them calm throughout the procedure. If your pet is particularly anxious or if they are in pain due to a pre-existing condition, they can also be sedated based on the veterinarian’s advice.

Are ultrasounds and X-rays safe for pets?

Because of our updated equipment only low levels of radiation are emitted when we conduct these scans. Prior to the procedures, the veterinarian will assess if your pet is a good candidate. With pregnant pets for example, extra precautions must be taken when exposing them to radiation.

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Last updated: August 11, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day than we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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