We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
Last updated: Monday, May 25, 2020
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We can now see all cases by appointment only
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic