Our vets have access to digital radiography and ultrasonography diagnostic equipment to assess and diagnose your pets illness or injury.
Digital X-ray can assist with diagnosing fractures, foreign bodies, and large growths on the bones, abdomen or chest. Digital X-ray is also used to screen for pregnancy, elbow and hip screening for breeding, assessment of arthritis and staging heart disease in older dogs.
High-frequency sound waves are employed in ultrasound to get more detailed and focused pictures of internal organs. Ultrasounds are used to detect problems with soft tissue structures, which are typically found in major organs or large blood vessels.
At Tarneit Veterinary Clinic we use ultrasound equipment to assess for pregnancy and to detect changes in abdominal organs, cysts, and tumours. For a more detailed ultrasound of the abdomen and chest we have access to external Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialists who specialise in ultrasound and endoscopy.