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Ultrasonography equipment

At Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, we offer a high level of ultrasonography skills. Ultrasonography is an incredibly useful diagnostic service for your pet’s health care. An ultrasound is painless and non-invasive. We can “see” into the abdomen of a vomiting cat, the heart of a dog with cardiac failure, swelling or mass to help determine what it is. The skills to do this, however, are very operator dependent.

Recently, we have proven our commitment to both animal patient care and excellence through the purchase and upgrading of our ultrasound machine to state of the art GE Logic S8 unit. Through this acquisition, we are excited to offer new non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedures that further benefit our patient’s health and wellbeing. The goal is to get the right diagnosis for your pet in a gentle and minimally invasive manner that is also cost-effective.

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High-Resolution Imaging

When your pet is ill, finding out what is wrong is of paramount importance. If there is any possibility of cancer, the correct diagnosis is crucial before moving forward with treatment, or other major decisions. The high-resolution images below show examples of clear diagnoses.

Occasionally we will require ultrasound in an emergency or surgical situation. The compact design of the unit will allow easier access to the operating or treatment room to provide this service. It adds another level of service to our hospital’s diagnostic imaging capabilities.

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For our patients with cardiac disease, we have a new cardiac package that can measure the wall motion of the heart chambers to evaluate where there is an abnormality, such as poor heart muscle contractility. This is only offered in a few veterinary hospitals in Canada, and we are proud to have it available to our clients. This will prove especially useful for our feline patients in the early detection of cardiac disease. We now also have a new cardiac matrix probe which offers a much higher level of resolution and sensitivity in our cardiovascular studies.

We are happy to tell you more about our diagnostic imaging ability at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital. Our commitment is to offer excellence when caring for your pet.


The Advantages of Digital X-ray

Digital radiography has revolutionized diagnostic capabilities, offering higher contrast images with significantly less x-ray exposure for both patients and staff. This technology reduces the need for retakes due to incorrect settings, as images can be digitally manipulated, further minimizing radiation exposure. Additionally, digital radiography is much more environmentally friendly, eliminating the need for film and harmful chemicals, thereby reducing medical waste and environmental impact.

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