Veterinary X-ray & Ultrasound
At Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, we are continually striving to stay ahead of the curve regarding veterinary medicine. A perfect example of this commitment is the modern technology behind our true digital X-ray and digital ultrasound equipment.
The need for X-rays in veterinary medicine is crucial to pet health as it provides us with a two-dimensional picture of almost any part of the skeletal structure of your pet. X-rays allow us to look at the chest cavity, broken bones, and abdominal area, as well as some foreign objects that have been inadvertently swallowed. And, that’s just to name a few.
Our IDEXX X-ray machine is digital, so it requires no photographic film or lengthy developing process. Seconds is all it takes for us to X-ray your pet and produce the image on to a monitor. The enhanced speed not only cuts down on precious time during emergencies, but also it can reduce the amount of radiation your pet is exposed to. Since digital X-rays do not require film, no harsh chemicals are needed in the processing. Therefore, it makes it safer and greener for the environment.
An additional benefit is that our IDEXX machine is fully integrated with our office software. This provides us the ability to email an X-ray to a veterinary specialist for consultation should the need arise.
When it comes to diagnosing certain conditions within the abdomen, bladder, kidneys, liver, spleen, and heart, there is nothing more effective than the use of an ultrasound machine. Utilizing high frequency sound waves, ultrasound machines allow veterinarians to view soft tissues such as internal organs and abdominal masses, not typically viewable with an X-ray.
At Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, our digital color Doppler ultrasound provides us the luxury of examining the aforementioned areas without the initial use of exploratory surgery. Once a better look inside has been achieved, the veterinarian can assess if exploratory surgery is even necessary.
For more information about our digital X-ray and ultrasound capabilities, or to make an appointment for your pet, we invite you to contact us today.
"Volunteer Veterinary Hospital has been caring for our pets for many years and will continue to do so for many more due to the skill and dedication of the professionals who lead the organization."
— Joe & Helen Bruner
"All my pets have been patients at Volunteer Veterinary for at least the last 20 years. The entire staff has always gone above and beyond to make sure my dogs have been properly taken care of. I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else."
— Phylis Flenniken
"I want to thank you and your entire staff for all that you do for my dogs. I’ll never forget when we lost our precious Sapphire years ago; and the way you allowed me to come daily and spend time with her. Your compassion and kindness was so comforting to us during our time of loss."
— Sherry Meacham & Roscoe
"Let me say that I feel honored to reference in behalf of my experience with Volunteer Vet Hospital. I admire Dr Bihl and his staff, they are very kind and considerate. I enjoyed my visits and knew they were compassionate and caring people."
— Susan Oglietti