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.
Radiology is an important diagnostic tool that helps our veterinarians evaluate what may be causing an issue in your cat’s body. Assessing the digital pictures will help us find out what is causing a problem or may rule out any potential concerns.
What is the difference between a cat x-ray and a cat ultrasound?
Ultrasound can provide images of the internal organs with more detail than x-rays. It allows the veterinarian to see around and behind organs in real time and allows them to assess organ size and density. It also allows the doctor to better visualize soft tissues and fluids. X-rays are helpful in assessing the heart, airways, and skeletal system, and in looking for foreign objects.
Does the clinic also do feline dental x-rays?
We perform feline dental radiographs with every dental procedure. Dental x-rays are very important to diagnose root disease below the gum line that we cannot see on the exam. They are particularly helpful to identify the common feline problem of tooth resorption.
How much does a cat x-ray cost?
The cost of the x-rays will vary based on the presenting concern and on physical exam. An estimate will be prepared and reviewed with you prior to proceeding.
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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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 Barriefield Animal Hospital