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

Our in-house radiology service allows us to get answers for your cat’s possible condition faster, often the same day. Digital x-ray equipment allows us to share the radiographs for easy viewing by you or another doctor, including a specialist if that is required. We are also able to enlarge and adjust the image so we can gather even more valuable information.

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

Both radiographs and ultrasound are very useful diagnostic tools. A radiograph is a two-dimensional image that is great for showing bones and size & shape of organs. Often there is some overlap of structures on the x-ray that can make seeing certain areas difficult, especially if there is fluid present. An ultrasound can sometimes answer the questions that a radiograph cannot. Especially when looking inside an organ, like the bladder or stomach, or seeing the structure of organs like the liver or spleen.

Does the clinic also do feline dental x-rays?

Yes, we do feline dental radiographs and feel they are a very important tool to use when evaluating your cat’s oral health. The most common thing we can identify with dental x-rays in cats is resorptive lesions, which is a painful condition that often requires extraction of the diseased tooth.

How much does cat x-ray cost?


There is a great deal of variation in the number and angles of x-rays that are advised for different areas of the body. After a full examination and evaluation by the veterinarian, we can let you know how many views are required and what the cost would be.

What is Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) testing?

These are two viral diseases that are transmitted from cat to cat either through casual contact in the case of Feline Leukemia or fighting in the case of FIV or from mom to kitten. Currently, there are no treatments for these diseases. They can be spread from cat to cat, so it is a great idea to test all new cats and kittens in your household to ensure they are disease-free. Unfortunately, most cats don’t show any indication that they have the disease until they are far advanced. Testing is available which consists of a simple blood test which provides results later the same day.

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Last updated: September 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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 - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 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 Aylmer Veterinary Clinic