Diagnostic Imaging

Hilltop Animal Hospital provides innovative and high tech diagnostic imaging for pets. As your favorite Fuquay Varina veterinarian Dr. Scotty Gibbs applies diagnostic technology to a variety of services. Find out how diagnostic imaging can benefit your pet.

What Types of Diagnostic Imaging Is Available at My Fuquay Varina Pet Hospital?

Here at the Hilltop Animal Hospital we offer two types of diagnostic imaging for pets. We use digital radiography and ultrasound to diagnose bone and internal injuries in pets. By utilizing diagnostic imaging techniques we can determine what is causing your pet pain or preventing them from living a healthy life. Diagnostics give us the much-needed information we need to make decisions about pet surgery and treatments. 

How Does Dr. Gibbs Use Digital Radiography to Treat Pets?

Thanks to radiography we can examine your pet’s organs and skeletal system to look for fractures, breaks, disease, and foreign objects. Rather than risking your pet’s health with invasive surgery, our digital radiography is a painless and quick method of diagnostic imaging. It is an economical choice for pet owners who want to treat their animals without the use of investigative surgical procedures.

Why is a Fuquay Varina Veterinarian Using an Ultrasound Machine on Animals?

Ultrasound allows your Fuquay Varina veterinarian to look into the organs, blood flow, heart, and gastrointestinal tract for problems in your pets. Of course ultrasound is also beneficial if you want to find out if your female pet is pregnant. This is the same as a medical doctor who would use an ultrasound to check on the wellbeing of an unborn infant. By utilizing this diagnostic imaging method we can help prevent and treat conditions pertaining to your pet. It is a fast and economical method for veterinary services.

Is Diagnostic Imaging Safe for My Pet?

Yes, we use the latest equipment and are well-trained in the use of diagnostic imaging technology. Just as ultrasound is safe for a pregnant woman, it is safe for your pets. As for digital radiography, this is a form of x-ray technology that is used every day for humans in doctors offices and hospitals. You can rest assured that your pet will be safe and sound during and after the diagnostic testing procedure here at the Hilltop Animal Hospital.

We are glad that you are considering the Hilltop Animal Hospital as your Fuquay Varina veterinarian. We hope we have been able to answer some of your questions regarding how we use diagnostic imaging at our clinic. If you would like to learn more about diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, or digital radiography for pets, give us a call. We would love to hear from you. Reach out to us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gibbs for your pet.


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  • "The best. Dr Scotty Gibbs always takes the time to comfort our dogs and us. Have gone there for years. Would not want to go anywhre else"
    Sandy Brink
  • "Dr Gibbs & all the Staff at Hilltop are gifted, talented, caring, and amazing. It would be hard to find a better veterinary clinic."
    Steve Holbrooks