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X-ray Services for Pets

One of the benefits of going to a full-service practice like Antigonish Veterinary clinic is that we are able to perform a wide range of tests and diagnostics on all our patients both in-clinic and on-site in the farms/stables of our clients. X-rays and ultrasounds are just two kinds of non-invasive ways to see and analyze the inner workings of your pet’s body. To learn more about our x-ray services simply reach out to us at 902.863.3157.

Do pets have to be sedated during X-rays or ultrasounds?

Yes. Even the most calm-natured pets cannot stay still long enough during these tests. Sedating your pet not only allows us to produce accurate scans, but it also saves them from unnecessary discomfort. For example, we may have to position them in awkward ways in order to scan certain body parts. Plus, certain pets have anxiety and being unconscious for the scan will stop any feelings of stress. Manual restraint is possible but only for incredibly rare occasions.

How much do X-rays or ultrasounds cost for pets?

Factors such as your pet’s height and weight all go into account when calculating the cost of these scans. Larger pets will need larger doses of sedative drugs.

How long does it take to ultrasound or X-ray a dog or cat?

For most pets, it takes our technicians about 10 minutes to conduct the scans. Then, they are submitted to your veterinarian for analysis. You can know results within the same day, although there are some cases where further testing is required.

Last updated: April 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We offer after-hours emergency care services to the clients and pets in our community. If your pet is experiencing an emergency after hours, please call our clinic phone number, and you will be directed to the veterinarian on-call for further assistance. 

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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Antigonish Veterinary Clinic