VCA Veterinary Hospital of Leon Springs

Diagnostic Imaging

VCA Leon Springs offers several different types of Diagnostic Imaging Techniques.

If your veterinarian discovers a condition during an exam which may require additional information, he or she may recommend that one, or several types of Diagnostic Imaging techniques be used. Here at VCA Leon Springs, we offer two types of Diagnostic Imaging.

  1. Radiology – The term ‘radiology’ refers to the gathering of x-ray images. Here in the hospital, we are equipped with a radiology room which has been specially designed for the shooting and processing of radiographic films. Our doctors are often able to assess the results of the x-rays here in the hospital – although sometimes they are sent to specialists at outside clinics for further evaluation. For more information about the radiology services offered at our hospital, please visit our Radiology page located under the ‘Primary Care’ tab.
  2. Ultrasound – An Ultrasound (also sometimes called a ‘sonogram’) is a non-invasive procedure which uses high frequency sound waves to gather internal views of the body. Although sedation is not typically needed, it is offered for patients who may become anxious during the procedure. Prior to the ultrasound, the hair from around the area to be scanned is shaved in order to allow for adequate and unobstructed views. During the procedure, ultrasound gel is spread across the area to be examined, and the probe is placed against the skin. The probe emits high frequency sound waves, which bounce off the internal structures of the body, and return a two-dimensional, cross-sectional image to the ultrasound monitor for the doctor to asses.

Please give us a call if you have any additional questions about our diagnostic imaging services.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of an emergency during normal business hours (M-F 7:30am - 7:00pm) please call us at 210-698-1043.


Should you have an after-hours emergency, please contact either of these pet emergency hospitals:


Mission Pet Emergency -

Located at: 8202 N Loop 1604 West, San Antonio Texas, 78249

Phone: 210-691-0900


Emergency Pet Center -

Located at: 503 E. Sonterra Blvd., San Antonio Texas, 78258

Phone: 210-404-2873


If you feel that your pet has potentially ingested a toxin, please contact either one of the above listed pet emergency centers, or the pet poison helpline. 

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For a list of current pet food recall alerts, please visit the American Veterinary Medical Association's website at