Virginia Beach Veterinary Hospital’s Pet Diagnostic Imaging
Radiology (x–rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). When conducting in–house radiography, our team uses twilight sedation.
Off-site and in-house abdominal ultrasound and echocardiogram
We offer in–house abdominal ultrasounds as well as echocardiography. An abdominal ultrasound is a non–invasive way to take a closer look at the internal organs in the abdomen. While an X–ray will take a single image of all structures overlying one another, ultrasound allows us to look at each organ’s architecture individually. With ultrasound, we can evaluate the liver, gallbladder, spleen, adrenal glands, pancreas, stomach, intestines, kidneys, bladder, and more in a detailed way. For a sick pet, this can help us determine what might be making your pet feel ill and give us clues as to whether the problem is inflammatory, infectious, or cancerous.