Comprehensive Veterinary Care in Walkertown, Kernersville and Winston-Salem Area
At Walkertown Veterinary Clinic, we care deeply about every one of our pet patients and offer extensive services to ensure we are as thorough as possible when assessing and diagnosing any problems they may be experiencing. Our diagnostic services include everything from digital x-rays to ultrasounds to laboratory testing. We offer over 30 years of experience and treat each of our patients as we would want our own pets to be treated.
Our hospital is equipped with two digital X-ray machines. One machine is permanently housed in our Radiology Room, the other is portable and used principally in the Surgery Suite to visualize bone placement during orthopedic surgeries. Our main X-ray table is human-sized, so even the largest dog can be completely supported and does not have to be pushed or pulled across the table. The Radiology Room is equipped with oxygen and inhalational anesthesia, if needed. Our team members are trained to shoot diagnostic X-rays with a minimum of re-takes and discomfort for your pet. We use an automatic processor to develop consistent X-rays within three minutes. In addition to routine radiography, we have the supplies and expertise necessary to perform specialized radiographic procedures including Barium studies (examination of the movement of fluid through the gut), myelograms (examination of the movement of fluid along the spinal cord), and pyelograms (examination of the movement of fluid through the kidneys).
Digital radiology offers numerous benefits, because:
- They can be saved on a disk and sent home with you as part of your pet’s medical records.
- They are easier to store and transport than traditional film x-rays.
- Images can be emailed to specialists when a second opinion or additional diagnosis is needed, leading to a faster diagnosis for your pet.
- They reduce your pet’s time on the x-ray table by reducing the number of radiographs needed. This means less stress for your pet.
- They eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals in the film development process, decreasing the risk of exposure to our staff and the environment.