Here at Kearny Mesa Veterinary Center, we are excited about digital radiology and what we can do with it for our clients.
It has always been our goal to give our clients the very best care. To do this, we are constantly learning new things and working hard to keep our equipment up to date.
One way we give your pets the best care is with digital radiology. It is quick. We can often see the images seconds after we take the films. It also saves time because we don’t have to repeat films if they are too dark or too light. We can simply change the contrast!
When your pets are not feeling well, we might recommend radiographs. They allow us to see what is going on inside your pets without surgery. We are able to get amazing pictures using digital radiology.
OFA radiographs are used to evaluate the hips of a dog. They are usually taken after a dog’s second birthday. They are mostly done for owners who are considering breeding their dog. If the hips pass, the puppies are often more valuable. Sometimes, if they don’t pass, owners may decide not to breed them.
Positioning is very important to ensure good OFA radiographs. The American Veterinary Medical Association has strict guidelines on how the films need to look so we work very hard to take the perfect films. Though it is not required, anesthesia is recommended so that we can achieve the best results possible.
It is very important that owners fill out the paperwork as thoroughly as possible. You need to know your pets’ registered name, tattoo or microchip, and even the information about the sire and dam. A signature is necessary.
Be sure to contact us today at (858) 279-3000 if you have any questions about our digital x-ray unit.