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.
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.
Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually.
A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease. It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (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".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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