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EXCITING NEWS- We are now able to offer x-rays and ultrasound at our clinic in West Footscray

We are happy to announce the arrival of our brand new (and long awaited) fully digital x-ray machine. We can now offer In-house Diagnostic Imaging as part of our service here at VetCall.

X-rays are not just for dogs and cats. We can also x-ray chickens, rabbits, companion birds, rats and lizards- just to name a few. Our new vet Gloria is always looking out for somethingnew and exotic to take a picture of!

Can you tell what species this is?

Radiography is a simple, painless and non-invasive procedure which uses x-rays to produce images of regions of the body such as the limbs, chest and abdomen. Your pet may need to be admitted to the hospital for a few hours. Patients may be sedated or anaesthetised to help them relax and allow proper positioning for the radiographs to be taken without pain or stress. We advise that you fast your pet from 10pm the night before any scheduled x-ray procedure.

Ultrasound can often complement the information found on an x-ray, or examine organs that might not show up as well on film such as the liver, spleen and bladder. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce an image of the internal organs. It also allows guided access for minimally invasive sampling of lumps, organs or fluid. The patient’s fur is clipped prior to the procedure to allow best contact of the ultrasound probe with the skin.  Depending on the nature of the condition your pet may also be sedated for this procedure.

If would like to know more about Diagnostic Imaging at VetCall or you think your pet’s problem may be in need of further investigation please call us at the clinic on 9687-7711