Digital pet X-ray facilities

Being able to see what is going on inside an animal can be crucial to the correct diagnosis and treatment. The Vets at our Wincanton and Gillingham Surgeries use digital x-rays for instant diagnosis of internal injuries and pet health problems.

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How are digital X-rays used?

X-rays are used to take images of skeletal issues, and examine various organs including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and small intestines for abnormalities. This method can highlight foreign bodies lodged in the stomach or intestine, and the presence of fluid, a tumour, or disease.

Digital X-rays can also be used to examine pets with severe periodontal disease to determine the level of bone loss and any potential jaw fracture problems.

A key advantage of using digital X-ray rather than traditional X-ray is being able to share X-ray data by email. In many cases, our Vets can refer the X-rays without necessarily referring your pet.

X-rays are typically performed under light sedation, or under general anaesthetic when appropriate, as a patient needs to be still to achieve a good quality digital image.


More diagnostic facilities at Southill Vets

Southill’s veterinary team also have access to more diagnostic equipment including endoscopy, ultrasound,  and on-site laboratory facilities at our Wincanton and Gillingham Surgeries.

Having these aids helps our team to achieve a swift and accurate diagnosis so that early treatment can commence.


Have you got pet insurance?

X-rays and other diagnostic tools can be a crucial part of a pet’s diagnosis and recovery. Therefore, we strongly recommend taking out pet insurance to help alleviate the financial stress of unexpected treatment.

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