Radiography (the taking of x-rays) is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. It is painless, safe, and non-invasive, and uses only very low doses of radiation.

A radiograph (also called an x-ray) helps us look inside the body to reveal information that may not be evident from physical examination. Radiographs can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body (such as the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs), as well as the bones.

Some x-rays can be taken with the animal awake; others require sedation or anesthesia for proper positioning.

We also offer x-rays for OFA certification. These are specially positioned radiographs which are used to evaluate the hips, stifles, or elbows in dogs that will be used for breeding.  Sedation or general anesthesia is required for OFA radiographs, due to the precise positioning that is needed in order to get acceptable quality x-rays.