VVC’s diagnostic imaging department serves patients by supporting all of our clinical specialties. We offer a range of imaging modalities to fit a variety of needs, including:

  • Computed Tomography (CT): CT is an invaluable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine, helping our doctors evaluate lesions discovered during clinical exam or with preliminary imaging methods. CT also plays an important role in pre-surgical planning and to quickly assess certain trauma patients. And if your pet should need radiation therapy, CT provides us with images that guide us to the best outcomes.
  • Head : CT of the head is far superior to general radiography because it provides a cross-sectional view, avoiding the problems of superimposed structures getting in the way of evaluation. We rely on CT for its superior spatial resolution and ability to evaluate the head’s intricate anatomy.
    • A selection of study types:
      • Brain
      • Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
      • Temporal region ears, tympanic bulla, TMJ
      • Dental exam
      • Mass evaluation
      • Trauma
  • Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves give us a look inside your pet’s body, without using radiation. The resulting ultrasound images are captured in real-time, showing the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through vessels. Ultrasound imaging can be performed using minimal restraint or sedation, and is invaluable in diagnosing many conditions. We also use ultrasound to guide biopsies for pinpoint accuracy.
  • Digital X-Ray: X-rays are typically the first imaging studies we order to help diagnose problems. They can help uncover disease in the chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal system, and can also reveal internal obstructions.



Emergency Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7pm-7am
Saturday: 12pm-12am
Sunday: 12am-8:30am (Monday)

Critical Care Referrals Accepted:
Tuesday-Thursday: 7am-7pm


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