Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum VIC 3197

Radiography

Why do we take X-rays?

There are few of us today unaware of the advantages of x-rays. However radiography in the dog tends to be a little more complicated in that we are mostly unable to tell our patient to lie still, turn this way, turn that way, hold your breath, etc. Therefore, either heavy sedation or a general anaesthetic is usually mandatory. Also, since irresponsibly used x-rays can carry some hazards there are strict health and safety regulations regarding their use.

Consequently, radiographic examination in the dog usually involves an anaesthetic fee. In addition more than one view is necessary for accurate evaluation of a particular region. As a result most radiographic studies require several x-rays.

Sometimes the radiographs have to be interpreted and a specialist veterinary radiologist has to be consulted for this purpose.

Most of us are aware that x-rays are used for bone examinations and their use in determining fractures or breaks is imperative for the successful diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the skeleton. What you may not have known is that x-rays are one of the first lines of diagnosis in heart disease, lung problems, abdominal disease (including bladder problems) and are even used for obscure things such as tooth root abscesses. Where x-rays start to have their limitations is in the investigation of brain disease. Here MRI or CAT scans are more effective, but these forms of diagnostic investigation are less available in veterinary medicine.

All in all radiography is an extremely useful diagnostic tool that can be used in many, many investigative situations.  One of our vets will be more than happy to discuss procedures and costs with you.

Contact Us

Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - midday
Sunday/Public Holidays Closed
Phone 9772 0777

Emergencies can be very stressful. Try and remain calm and phone for help. 9772 0777 or after hours please the Animal Emergency Centre in Frankston-9770 5555 or Highett-9532 5261

PUPPY CLASSES are postponed for the moment due to COVID 19 health concerns.

If you have just obtained a new pup then please phone and speak to Meaghan and she can give you some tips on safe socialisation for your new pup and help you with all things puppy.

Our classes are normally held each Monday night and run by Meaghan, one of our very experienced vet nurses. Fun and learning together for you and your new family member. A safe way to socialise your pup.

 

Just for Cats. We are proud to be able to offer our feline patients a "Cat only" area in our waiting room.

We are proud to support three very worthy working dog rescue groups by offering generous discounts on all services. If you are planning on getting a new pet please consider a rescue pet and save a life.

Hydrobath: All you need is the dirty dog! Purpose built and do it yourself.

Only $12!