Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog X-ray and Ultrasound

X-rays and ultrasounds are both an important veterinary tool. It is an invasive way to look at the internal organs and bones of your pet that allow us to see things that we might not otherwise see with the naked eye. Here at Hillcrest Animal Hospital, we have a state of the art digital x-ray and dental machine as well as an ultrasound unit right on site.

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


X-rays are used routinely to determine a diagnosis or to scan a larger area of the body (chest abdomen) to locate abnormalities. Ultrasound is frequently used to get more information about a specific area where a problem is detected, particularly in the abdomen as it allows us to get an invasive look of your pet’s internal organs.

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


Depending on why your pet is in need of an x-ray or ultrasound will determine what preparation may be needed. X-rays and ultrasounds can be done right on the spot and not always is any preparation required. If your pet requires an x-ray or ultrasound our veterinarian will discuss with you the process involved.

How much do dog x-ray examinations cost?


The cost of an x-ray varies depending on the area of the body the veterinarian is looking to examine further. If your pet is in need of an x-ray we will put together an estimate and review it with you before proceeding.

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What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & 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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital