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.


Why We Cannot Take Meds Back Into Stock

When you come into the clinic, there is a sign behind reception stating our medication returns policy:

Read More
See All Articles

Last updated: November 19, 2021

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us.

    - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic