Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Radiographs (x-rays) and Ultrasounds are classified as diagnostic images. In combination with a full physical exam, these images are used by our veterinarians to help determine what is wrong with your dog. X-rays are used to look at bones, muscle tissues and the outline of organs, whereas ultrasounds give our veterinarians the ability to see the inside of an organ. Our in-house digital x-ray equipment provides us with high-quality images within seconds, ensuring patient comfort and efficient results for your veterinarian.
How do you use x-ray and radiology services at your clinic?
X-rays are a helpful tool in diagnosing broken bones, ligament damage, foreign bodies and many other conditions. Ultrasounds are used to look at all the organs in the abdomen and are especially useful in catching cancerous processes earlier than an x-ray could. If you have any questions about how x-rays and ultrasound can help your dog, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
How do you prepare your dog for their x-ray appointment?
There is little preparation needed before an x-ray. Sometimes sedation may be used if your dog is in discomfort (broken bones) or if the image needed must be precise (bone x-rays before a specific surgery). The x-rays take minutes to set up and the majority of dogs tolerate it extremely well.
How much do dog x-ray examinations cost?
This depends on what body system is being imaged. Multiple x-rays are taken to get different views of the same part to ensure a proper diagnosis is reached. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital for an accurate treatment plan or book an appointment for a more personalized approach.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.
2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS
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 at 403-342-6040.
We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns over the phone.
A staff member will then meet you at our ‘NOSE’ or ‘TAIL’ doors and escort you and your pet into one of our exam rooms.
One client per pet in the exam room.
Masks must be worn in the hospital at all times. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, we will supply you with one.
Use hand sanitizer once you enter the exam room.
Washrooms are for staff use only.
3. PAYMENT METHODS
Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.
4. CURBSIDE PICKUP
We will continue curbside pickup for food and medications. Please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. (You can also use our online store and have your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
5. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
6. OPERATION HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital