Veterinary Radiology in Arlington
Offering X-Ray Services for Pets
Shirlington Animal Hospital is a cutting-edge facility equipped with state-of-the-art medical tools, diagnostic machinery, and advanced technology. We are proud to provide radiology services to help diagnose health problems and ensure your pet’s wellness.
Radiology – more commonly known as x-ray – is a diagnostic technique that allows our veterinarians to see inside your pet’s body in a safe and non-invasive way. We may recommend an x-ray if your pet is displaying unusual symptoms or signs of potential illness or injury.
If your pet needs an x-ray, do not hesitate to discuss the matter with our veterinary radiologists in Arlington. Shirlington Animal Hospital offers safe and effective diagnostic imaging services.
Call (703) 594-4122 now to schedule an appointment.
How It Works
When administering x-rays, we keep your pet’s comfort in mind. To begin the process, we place a film-filled cassette underneath the area we wish to observe. X-ray equipment is then held above the problem area.
It is important that your pet stays still during the x-ray process. Depending on how relaxed your pet is, we may or may not need to sedate them. Sedation will only be used when necessary.
X-rays can be used to diagnose many forms of illness and injury, including:
- Intestinal blockages
- Fractured and broken bones
- Organ damage
- Bladder stones
At Shirlington Animal Hospital, we have an in-house laboratory, so we can process and review x-ray images immediately after obtaining them. One of our veterinarians can discuss the results with you at the end of your appointment.
Our Approach to Radiology for Pets
At Shirlington Animal Hospital, we believe that every pet deserves compassionate and comprehensive care. As such, we go to great lengths to ensure that they are comfortable and relaxed for the duration of their radiology visit. From start to finish, we make the x-ray process efficient and pain-free.
To schedule an x-ray for your pet in Arlington, call us at (703) 594-4122.
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