We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Radiography (x-ray) and ultrasound are two frequently used diagnostic tools that help your veterinarian determine or rule out the cause of disease. Avon Animal Hospital is happy to offer full-service radiographs in the clinic at our Windsor location. Referral options are available for an ultrasound by a board-certified radiologist (once/month) or daily/weekly through one of our sister clinics in Dartmouth.
What is the difference between a cat X-ray and a cat ultrasound?
X-ray and ultrasound are both forms of diagnostic imaging that your vet may recommend when your pet is showing signs of pain or illness. X-ray is a reasonably inexpensive way to capture still images and is most beneficial for diagnosing concerns with harder, denser tissues such as bone fractures or bladder stones. Ultrasound is best suited for softer tissue like organs and fluid or when capturing movement (e.g. the flow of blood through the heart). At times, these two diagnostic tools are used together. Other times, your veterinarian will recommend one over the other. The decision of which to choose will depend on what your vet feels the health concern is related to.
Does the clinic also do feline dental X-rays?
Yes, our small animal dental x-ray allows for imaging of both cats and dogs!
How much does a cat X-ray cost?
The cost of dental x-ray will depend on the type (e.g. individual tooth vs. full mouth) and the total number of x-rays necessary. Once we have performed a dental assessment on your cat, we can provide you with an estimate of fees related to your cat’s complete oral health assessment and treatment.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed reception area” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to please call the number posted on our windows. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets and equine, as well as time-sensitive vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday: CLOSED
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.