902.463.7610
dog in x-ray room

Dog X-ray

Harbour Cities Veterinary Hospital is equipped with on-site x-ray capabilities. X-rays performed in-house are reviewed during your appointment so that recommendations for your pets’ care can be made promptly. Occasionally radiographs are sent out for a second opinion to a board-certified radiologist.

How do you use x-ray and radiology services at your clinic?


We use radiology to help us diagnose or confirm suspected disease processes including but not limited to intestinal blockages (those socks your pet likes to eat), tumours or broken bones and changes in the heart, lungs, and other organs.

How do you prepare your dog for their x-ray appointment?


Most often x-rays appointments do not need any special preparation. From time to time x-rays will be done under sedation to ensure the pet does not move so that we can get diagnostic/quality images. When sedation is needed a member of our team will speak with you about fasting your pet and any other pre-diagnostic preparation that may be required.

How much do dog x-ray examinations cost?


The fees for x-rays vary depending on the number of radiographs taken and if sedation is required. Depending on the concern, the veterinarian may request more than the standard two views, or in the case of a barium study, a series of x-rays are taken over the course of a few hours. We are happy to provide you with an estimate of fees at the time of your appointment.

Blog

Rabies - It’s Scary but Preventable!

Now and then, a story about rabies in humans or our pets hits the news.

Read More
See All Articles

Last updated: April 18, 2022

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. Masks are mandatory for everyone coming inside our hospital. Maximum of 2 clients allowed into our exams rooms per appointment (there's not much room in there!)

Please note that it will take at least 24 hours for all prescription and food items to be ready for pick up (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

Unfortunately, our bathroom is still closed to the public as it is in our radiology room.

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

We are committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace. Abusive conduct or communications will not be tolerated and may result in denial of services.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Harbour Cities Veterinary Hospital