Ultrasounds and X-rays

Ultrasounds and X-rays

Your pet may be in pain or discomfort but is unable to let you know exactly what it is that is bothering them. They may also have a health condition that cannot be detected by visual exams. This is when diagnostics like ultrasounds and X-rays come into play. They help us retrieve and analyze key information about your pet’s health. For more details on our ultrasound and X-ray services here at Delton Veterinary Hospital don’t hesitate to call us at (780) 475-9225

What is an ultrasound? What is an X-ray?
They are both means of literally looking inside your pet. Your pet’s vet will typically call for an ultrasound to examine your pet’s heart, lungs and other soft-tissue organs to see how they are functioning. If your pet is pregnant or has a tumour an ultrasound may also be administered. X-rays will be ordered for bones, ligaments and other hard parts of the body. They are even used to look at things your pet may have accidentally swallowed.

Are ultrasounds and X-rays safe for pets?
Definitely. Ultrasounds are radiation-free. During an X-ray, we make sure patients are protected with vests and sunglasses against the very small amount of radiation that is emitted.

Do pets need to be sedated during ultrasounds and X-rays?
It depends. If your pet is especially calm and the area to be examined is at an easy-to-reach area, sedation may not be needed. If your pet is easily stressed by manual restraint or if we would have to place them in an awkward position to scan the area, it is better that they are asleep during their scan.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital