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Mechanicsville Animal Hospital


When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible conditions, or provide a list of potential causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.

 Dog and Doctor Looking at X-Ray

X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s:

  • Bones.

  • Gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon).

  • Respiratory tract (lungs).

  • Heart.

  • Genitourinary system (bladder, prostate).

We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian. We are proud to offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays. To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia. If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

At Mechanicsville Animal Hospital, we are here to help. Contact us if you have questions or comments for our skilled veterinary staff who are ready to assist you.