Currumbin Fair Veterinary Surgery
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Our Practice is equipped to take radiographs (often called X-rays) of your pet.  Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires radiographs. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.

  What happens to my pet when it is booked in for radiographs?

Most of our patients are admitted into the clinic for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency and we’ll take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in unfed on the morning of admission, as they might need to be sedated to allow us to take the best quality radiographs possible without causing stress to your pet.

We will advise you of a date/time for an appointment so our veterinarians can show the images and possibly discuss the diagnosis and best treatment plan for your pet.

 Why do pets need to be sedated or anaesthetised to have radiographs taken?

When we have radiographs (X-rays) taken the radiographer asks us to keep  perfectly still, often in unnatural positions.  Most pets would never lie still enough, in the correct position, for us to take good quality radiographs required to diagnose their condition. Sedation allows us to get the most usefulradiographs possible.