DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

DIGITAL RADIOLOGY (X-RAYS)

Radiology (x-rays) allow us a unique look inside a pet by generating a 2-D image of their bones and tissues.

Our digital radiology system allows us to obtain quick, accurate x-ray images of your pet.  We are also able to share those images with you right away, so you can understand what your pet needs.  Our x-ray system has many uses, including:

  • Checking for orthopedic disease(s)
  • Evaluation of the heart and lungs
  • Evaluation of the abdomen
  • Diagnosis of pregnancy

    ULTRASOUND

    We are excited to have added ultrasound imaging services to our hospital!

    Ultrasound uses sound waves to look at organs and their structures in a very different way from what x-rays can do.  We can use ultrasound to study a number of organs, including:

    • The Heart – great for monitoring heart disease!
    • The Liver, Spleen and Kidneys
    • The Digestive Tract (Stomach and Intestines)
    • The Urinary Bladder
    • Lymph Nodes
    • Adrenal Glands
    • The Uterus – for diagnosis of pregnancy
    • The Prostate (males)

    OFA SCREENING

    Are you a breeder?

    Lavitt Animal Hospital is certified to obtain Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) x-ray images to screen breeding dogs for Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia.

    For more information about OFA, go to: https://www.ofa.org/