Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

When your pet is sick or injured, we use diagnostic tools to figure out what is causing their discomfort. Veterinary diagnostic tools such as ultrasounds and X-rays give us images of your pet’s internal structures. These tools are completely safe for your loyal companion and they are non-invasive.

How do ultrasounds and X-rays work?

At Don Head Village Animal Clinic we use digital radiology to diagnose your pet. By using digital X-rays we gather the images faster and can share them electronically with a specialist. This type of imaging uses an X-ray beam to capture images as it passes through the body. The images are then carefully analyzed on a high-resolution screen to check for any abnormalities. Our veterinary radiologist has received special training to interpret the results. X-rays are used to examine the respiratory tract, heart, bones and gastrointestinal tract.

Ultrasounds are sometimes performed along with X-rays to get a better understanding of your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasonography uses sound waves that echo and bounce off organs and internal structures which creates images shown on a monitor. Our cardiologist or radiologist reads the images for our patients which means your pet can be diagnosed on the same day. We use ultrasounds to evaluate internal organs such as the liver, heart, kidneys, gallbladder and the bladder. Ultrasounds are also used to detect and monitor pregnancies.

Are the procedures safe for my pet?

Yes. Ultrasounds are painless procedures and don’t cause any harm to your pet. Because our clinic uses digital radiology, your pet will be exposed to less radiation, as they would have during a conventional X-ray. During the procedure your pet’s safety is our main priority. To learn more about the safety measures in place to protect your pet, call 905.707.9059.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic