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.
Radiology, or x-rays, are an important diagnostic tool to help get to the root of what problems your pet may be facing. Our digital x-ray is the latest technology to give us a clear picture of what may be happening inside your pet. We also have the ability to email your pet’s radiographs to a specialist for a second opinion, and we can even email them to you.
How do you prepare your dog for their x-ray appointment?
In some cases, we will be able to get an x-ray done during your appointment and depending on the nature of the presenting problem. Oftentimes, it will be necessary for your pet to stay in the hospital for a few hours or possibly need to return for the next day. If we are scheduling x-rays, it is recommended to not give your dog any food after 10 pm the night before. This helps us visualize better detail in the abdomen but also in some cases, sedation will be needed, and an empty stomach helps prevent problems that may arise.
How much do dog x-ray examinations cost?
X-rays vary in cost depending on how many views are being taken, whether or not sedation is involved, and if your pet needs to stay for part of the day. For a more specific cost, it will be necessary to have first had an examination/consultation with the veterinarian. A more detailed estimate can be given at the time of your visit or if you call us and your pet is being scheduled to come if for x-rays during another day.
Have you been to the dentist and received local freezing? If so, then you have had a dental nerve block. Most dental procedures produce strong sensory stimuli to the point that it affects the amount of general anesthetic required and a painful recovery.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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
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".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 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 Kingston Veterinary Clinic