VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital offers digital radiology services. Radiology is the study and science of x-rays. Radiographs ("x-rays") are used to help your veterinarian diagnose a problem or a disease in your pet. Radiographs are capable of detecting arthritis, fractures, bony tumors and other forms of cancer; heart enlargement and congestive heart failure; bladder and kidney stones; stomach or intestinal foreign bodies; pneumonia and other lung diseases and much more. Radiographs are part of a diagnostic work-up if your pet is having a problem or as part of a general wellness examination in an older pet to detect potential problems early.
In most cases, it is not necessary to sedate or anesthetize pets for routine radiographic imaging. Digital technology has greatly improved the time that it takes to obtain excellent diagnostic radiographs.
All radiographs taken at VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital are interpreted by a board certified veterinary radiologist. Digital technology allows us to obtain this service in a very short period of time, 24 hours a day, to provide the best medical care possible for your pet.
Ask our staff or veterinarians if you have questions about our Radiology Services.