Veterinary Radiology

Learn more about Wilvet South’s Pet Radiology below.


Wilvet South Veterinary Radiology

Understanding your pet’s health sometimes requires a deeper look, and that’s where radiology comes into play. Diagnostic imaging provides invaluable insights into your pet’s internal well-being, aiding in accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. Here’s what pet owners need to know about veterinary radiology from their perspective.

  1. Radiographic Imaging: Radiography, or X-rays, is the most common form of veterinary imaging. It allows veterinarians to see inside your pet’s body, capturing images of bones, organs, and tissues. X-rays are incredibly useful for diagnosing pneumonia, heart failure, fractures, tumors, gastrointestinal obstructions, bloat (GDV), bladder and kidney stones, and evaluation of the size and shape of abdominal organs.
  2. Ultrasound imaging: Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create real-time images of your pet’s internal organs. This non-invasive procedure is commonly used to examine the heart, liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs. Ultrasound helps veterinarians assess organ function, detect abnormalities, and guide procedures like biopsies.
  3. Advanced imaging – depending on the nature of your pet’s illness and imaging needs, referral for CT (Computed Tomography) or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) may be recommended. 

Radiology is a necessary and non-invasive tool our veterinarians utilize to identify and understand the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. When we have clear images, that allows us to formulate the most effective treatment plan for your pet.

Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Wilvet South 24 Hr. Urgent Care. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.