Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
X-rays are one of the core basic diagnostic tools at your vet’s disposal. X-rays are a fast way of getting a look at internal problems and can be used for a whole host of different things. As a general rule, x-rays can provide pictures of bone, foreign bodies, internal organs and tissue. They can also in some cases be used to detect tumours or other abnormal growths, and the spread of cancers. We have a digital x-ray machine here at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic so that we can offer faster pictures with less radiation exposure.
Ultrasound is a method of looking at internal “soft tissue” organs of the body. Abdominal ultrasound helps evaluation of abdominal organs including the liver, spleen, stomach, intestines, kidneys, bladder, uterus and prostate gland. This test can be handy for detecting changes in the shape, size, tissue density, internal structure and position of organs. The exam also can identify most abnormal masses or tumours, abdominal fluid, and abnormal lymph nodes. Frequently abnormal tissue or fluid is sampled with a needle or biopsy instrument using the guidance of the ultrasound exam.
How should I prepare my dog for their x-ray appointment?
Radiographs are quite routine here at the clinic, and usually, there is no preparation needed. Unless your dog has to have sedation and/or general anesthetic for specific x-rays, then there may be some fasting required. Most x-rays we do during an appointment slot.
How much does a dog x-ray exam cost?
Depending on what we’re assessing, costs may vary. Please call for prices.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic