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.
Avon Animal Hospital is happy to offer full-service, in-house radiographs. Referral options are available for an ultrasound by a board-certified radiologist once a month or daily/weekly through one of our sister clinics in Dartmouth.
How do you use X-ray and radiology services at your hospital?
Radiographs are a valuable extension of a basic physical exam. They can be used to aid in the diagnosis of disease by identifying abnormalities hidden on physical exam. X-ray is a safe process that can be performed with or without sedation depending on the particular concern and patient. Results are immediately available.
How should I prepare my dog for their X-ray appointment?
You may be asked to fast your pet before bringing them in if sedation or barium is a possibility. The vast majority of radiographs are done without sedation; however, it may be needed to ensure your pet is comfortable as we produce a quality image.
How much does a dog X-ray exam cost?
The fee for x-rays will depend on how many images are required. The number of images or views can vary anywhere depending on the health concern. We will be sure to provide you with an estimate of fees before performing any x-rays.
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.
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.