The OPVES radiology team is capable of running a variety of different tests and procedures that may shed light on the health problem your pet is dealing with. We aim to stay on the forefront of a constantly advancing field of veterinary medicine. Our facility is equipped with top-of-the-line technologies to best serve you and your pet.
X-rays: This test can be used to accurately view an animal’s bone structure, bone fractures, and any foreign objects in the body.
CT Scans: CT Scans can give veterinarians a snapshot of an animal’s health, and are often used to identify tumors, blood clots, and other ailments.
MRIs: MRIs show detailed views of organs and the brain and can display tumors or other abnormalities.
Ultrasounds: Most commonly used to monitor animal pregnancy, this test can also be used to examine some internal organs.
Veterinary radiologists are not directly involved in the treatment of pets, but they are vital to accurately and rapidly diagnosing health problems in pets. The following list, while not exhaustive, details issues that our radiology team can aid in identifying.
Broken bones: X-rays and other tests can identify any fractures or breaks affecting an animal.
Cancer: Diagnostic imaging can determine the location and severity of tumors and masses.
Heart disease: The heart’s health can be monitored by tests that show its size and any irregularities present.
Respiratory illness: Some procedures can show any issues, fluids, or abnormalities in the lungs and airways of an animal.
Pregnancy: Ultrasounds are useful in tracking the health of a pregnant animal and its babies.