Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

An ultrasound and X-ray are non-invasive diagnostic tools. In other words, we use these devices to see inside your pet and determine the cause of their discomfort or illness. Once the abnormality is spotted, your pet is quickly administered a treatment. Ultrasounds and X-rays have different viewing capabilities. An ultrasound can determine the internal condition of tissues while an X-ray shows the size or shape of organs, which helps us identify irregularities. If your pet is showing signs of pain and the cause is not visible to you, they will need one of these tests. Book an appointment with us by calling 403.984.4143.

How does radiology (X-ray) help my pet?

This imaging technique provides information to aid the veterinarian in diagnosing diseases and injuries of bones and soft tissues. We have modern on-site equipment for diagnostic X-ray services including digital dental X-ray for your dog and cat.

How do ultrasounds help my pet?

Ultrasound is particularly useful in viewing abdominal organs and the heart. The high-quality images produced by ultrasound can detect the signs of heart disease and help us evaluate heart function. Ultrasound is also used in pregnancy evaluations in dogs and cats.

What kind of abnormalities can these tests find?

A popular issue pet owners encounter is our pet being a little too curious. They may eat something they’re not meant to which can get lodged in their esophagus or cause them abdominal pains. An X-ray can quickly find the item, maybe even determine what the item is, and remove it. Other conditions an ultrasound or X-ray can discover include heart and kidney diseases, internal bleeding, tumours and more.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital