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Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Ultrasounds and X-rays are great imaging technology that allow us to more accurately diagnose any internal issues your pet might be having. This non-invasive procedure provides us with a clearer picture of your pet’s internal health, so we can have a better understanding of the areas of the body we can’t see with the naked eye.

What’s the difference between an X-ray or ultrasound?

Both X-rays and ultrasounds might help us to identify the potential cause of your pet’s symptoms, rule out possible issues, and allow us to have a more accurate diagnosis of any health concerns they’re having. The main difference between the two is how they capture images. X-rays use electromagnetic radiation while ultrasounds use soundwaves. An accurate diagnosis is vital for the type of care we can provide your pet because early detection improves our ability to treat a range of health issues. If you have questions about your pet’s upcoming X-ray or ultrasound, please contact us at 905.682.7857.

When might my pet need an X-ray or ultrasound?

We might recommend either when trying to diagnose your pet or as part of their routine wellness visit. X-rays and ultrasounds are helpful for capturing different parts of your pet’s body, including:

  • Teeth and gums
  • Gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon)
  • Respiratory tract (lungs)
  • Heart
  • Genitourinary system (bladder, prostate)
  • Bones
  • Pregnancy

    Is it safe?

    Yes, this technology is safe for pets and we take every precaution to ensure your pet is protected during this procedure. For example, our veterinary technicians might use protective gear for themselves and your pet to ensure they’re not affected by any potentially harmful radiation during X-rays.

  • Last updated: May 1, 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!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in direct contact with someone who has recently travelled or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come to the clinic. Rather, make arrangements for someone else to bring the pet or pick up any items you require. Should you require assistance, please contact us and we can help direct you further as needed.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Thursday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: Closed during COVID-19
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Wilson’s Animal Hospital