In an emergency, please ring Hadleigh 01473 822704 or Brantham 01206 391511

X-Ray

 

Radiography (producing X-rays) facilities are available at both Hadleigh and Brantham branches.

 

How do X-rays work?

X-rays are like light except they can travel through the body. For an X-ray, your pet will lie under the X-ray machine which sends a beam of X-rays through the body onto a photographic plate below. We use an automatic film developer to process the resulting radiographs quickly and efficiently.

What does taking an X-ray of my pet involve?catxray

Normally, the animal will be given a general anaesthetic to ensure that it lies still whilst the exposure is made, or the final X-ray picture will be blurred. X-rays, when used to produce pictures of your pet, will not cause it side effects. However, exposure to high doses of X-rays, or over long periods of time can be dangerous and therefore the nurses and vets cannot hold all the patients as they take X-rays almost every day. This is why we anaesthetise or sedate them.

When will I know the results?

Results of the tests will be available the same day. However, in some more complicated cases, referral of the radiographs to a specialist for a second opinion may be sought before giving the owner a final diagnosis.

Brantham Practice

Address
Factory Lane, Cattawade, Nr. Manningtree, Brantham, Essex, CO11 1QL
Telephone
01206 391511

Hadleigh Practice

Address
96 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5EN
Telephone
01473 822704

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday
08:30-19:00
Friday
08:30-18:00
Saturday
08:30-13:00

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Highcliff Veterinary Practice is the trading name of Highcliff Veterinary Practice Limited.

Company Number 9947318. Registered Office 96 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5EN.