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Important:

We wanted to provide an update regarding the COVID-19 virus situation. The safety and health of our community, including our clients and staff, is of the utmost importance to us. In efforts to protect our clients and staff, we are closely monitoring the situation and are practicing caution and cleanliness to ensure a healthy environment at the clinic. We are asking that any clients who have a compromised immune system, or any signs of illness, to practice social distancing at this time. We are recommending that clients stay in their car while waiting to be loaded into a room. Any routine surgeries or appointments can always be rescheduled. We are available to answer medical questions via telephone or email. We are also recommending everyone who is avoiding contact to use our online pharmacy at this time for medication/food refills. Please let us know if you have any questions. We will keep everyone updated as the situation unfolds. Stay safe.

Digital Radiology


As technology leads us into the future and improves our lives, diagnostic imaging is no exception. Digital radiology gives our practice the ability to diagnose conditions almost on the spot. This allows us to treat conditions faster and more effectively.

In the old days, a technician spent a considerable amount of time carefully positioning the x-ray machine and the pet to get just the right view of the area to be diagnosed. The x-ray films were then processed through a lab and sent back to our practice for viewing. A light box was necessary to view the films and we had only the naked eye to examine them. If perhaps the image was poor or blurry, we retook the x-rays and the whole process began again.

With today’s most current digital radiography, our practice takes the x-ray image on advanced machinery which sends it directly to digital x-ray sensors for storage and display on a computer. There is no lag time and no waiting for films to process at a separate lab. This means if the exposure is poor or if your pet moved a little bit, we can see the flaws immediately and retake the x-ray right then and there. We can also share the image digitally instead of sending large films out through the mail. We also send your pets x rays to a board certified radiologist for review. 

Like most digital images, our practice can easily enhance the digital x-ray image on the computer. We can zoom in, or change the contrast and brightness for better viewing. Plus a digital x-ray technology creates a much clearer and detailed image than traditional x-rays. In identifying and analyzing changes of an ongoing condition that requires a series of images, our practice can utilize computer programs to assist us.

In your pet’s body, digital x-rays can help us identify a fractured bone, or degeneration in a joint as well as sometimes identify foreign objects inside your pet’s body. An added bonus to digital radiology is the fact that it emits less radiation than traditional radiology.

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