Radiography (x-ray) is a diagnostic tool used to diagnose everything from fractured bones to intra-abdominal masses. Our doctors will review your pet’s x-rays when they are taken, but will often refer the films to a board-certified radiologist for definitive diagnoses and treatment recommendations. Most x-rays can be taken while you wait, but on occasion your pet will need to stay with us for a few hours. Some x-ray procedures require anesthesia. This is can be for a few reasons, one of which is comfort and for the accuracy of the image. X-rays are not always the right imaging tool for making a correct diagnosis. Sometimes we need to do ultrasound. We work closely with board-certified radiologists that perform ultrasound and come to the clinic for your convenience.