Diagnostic Imaging

Mullum Vet is equipped with an ultrasound scanner as well as an X-ray unit to assist evaluation of your pet’s condition if required.  Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires an ultrasound examination or an X-ray. 

 

Ultrasounds

Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have an ultrasound scan done. The area to be scanned will be shaved, so your pet may look different when they come home.  No pain is felt during an ultrasound exam, however, discomfort from pressure may be experienced.

We offer both routine ultrasounds such pregnancy diagnoses as well as disease diagnostic imaging.

Sedatives may be necessary for those animals that won’t stay still or are uncomfortable. During the scan a water-soluble gel is applied over the clipped area to be examined and a transducer (probe) is placed on the skin.
Once the scan has been done we will give you a call or book an appointment for our veterinarians to show you the images and to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.

 

X-rays

Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency and we’ll take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in unfed on the morning of admission, as they will most likely be sedated or anaesthetised to allow us to take the best quality radiographs possible.

Once the images have been taken the veterinarian will contact you to discuss the results.

We also offer X-rays for ANKC elbow and hip scoring; contact the clinic today to book in.