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.

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Cat X-ray and Ultrasound

At Southampton Pet Hospital, our veterinary team has access to leading imaging services. Our digital x-ray equipment ensures your cat has minimal exposure to radiation while providing our veterinarians with clear images to evaluate your cat’s condition. Not only are we able to see broken bones but we can also see masses, foreign bodies, abnormal gas patterns or fluid-filled areas, as well as bladder stones. We use dental radiology to make sure there is no tooth resorption or broken root tips. Our ultrasound machine is a valuable tool when looking at organ tissues.

What is the difference between a cat x-ray and a cat ultrasound?


X-rays (aka radiographs) and ultrasound use different technologies for different types of images. Radiographs use radioactive beams to pass through tissues and are detected by a sensor. The resultant image is a two-dimensional picture that is similar to a silhouette. An ultrasound uses sound waves bouncing off organs to create a real-time image that provides greater detail of tissue within organs. Choosing between an x-ray or ultrasound is determined by what we are trying to see – highly dense objects or determining the position of an organ are easier with a radiograph while looking for a mass within an organ or fluid in the abdomen is a job best suited for the ultrasound.


Does the clinic also do feline dental x-rays?


Absolutely! We offer dental x-rays with our dental examinations. It is vital to determine the health of tooth roots or assess infection in jaw bones.


How much does cat x-ray cost?


Every clinic’s prices vary, and some clinics do not have the ability to perform x-rays. Please contact the Southampton Pet Hospital for more information. Radiology appointments are based on the tools used (ultrasound, x-ray, special dyes) and how many radiographs are taken. We will be happy to discuss costs based on your dog’s individual case.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Southampton Pet Hospital