The Radiology Suite

Radiology Suite

The view from inside

Broken legs, cracked ribs, dislocated shoulders or hip dysplasia troubles … our pets so often manage to get themselves into situations where they damage bones. When accidents happen, the dedicated Radiology Suite at Alpine Animal Doctors is there to ensure your fur babies get the best possible diagnosis and treatment to return them to full health.

Our Radiology Suite is equipped with sophisticated digital x-ray machines capable of producing ultra sharp views of anything from a single cat’s tooth to a full skeletal view of a medium sized dog. Portable devices allow us to carry out digital x-rays on larger animals during home and farm visits.

Hospital opening hours

  • Monday: 8.30 to 5.30
  • Tuesday 8.30 to 5.30
  • Wednesday: 9 to 1
  • Thursday: 8.30 to 5.30
  • Friday: 8.30 to 5.30
  • Saturday: 9 to 1
  • Sunday: Closed

7047 Great Alpine Road,
Porepunkah, VIC 3740

Current and prospective clients are always welcome to inspect the hospital facilities at Alpine Animal Doctors. Clinic tours are strictly by appointment and can only be conducted when sterile areas (e.g., operating theatres) are not in use.

To make an appointment please call…

5756 2444

Digital x-ray facilities

The hospital’s Radiology Suite is equipped with a high end iCR3600 Computed Radiography medical imaging system. The system allows us to obtain precisely targeted images of all parts of an animal’s body. We can x-ray the entire skeletal structure of a medium sized dog, or use specialised dental cassettes to take images of a single tooth in your pet’s mouth. Modern digital x-rays are so good we can also use them for looking at organ and soft tissue damage.

The digital images produced are many, many times sharper than the old, shadowy x-ray film and are viewed on ultra high resolution medical grade computer monitors to see the maximum image detail.

Specialised software allows us to zoom in to precise areas of the image, manipulate and rotate views to better examine specific features, and measure things like the length of a break in a bone.

Our digital x-rays are instantly available for viewing, meaning your pet will be under anaesthesia for a shorter time, reducing risks. With no old fashioned x-ray film or chemicals involved we can quickly take as many different views of your pet as we need to ensure we have sufficient data to make an accurate diagnosis, with no additional cost to you.

In complex cases digital images can quickly be emailed to specialist radiologists for examination and a second opinion. All your pet’s x-rays are digitally stored with their patient records for future reference or to send to another vet should you move out of the area.

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The iCR 3600 Computed Radiography machine at the heart of our Radiology facilities.

TOUR OUR HOSPITAL FACILITIES

Use the links below to visit each of our hospital departments and discover the extensive range of clinical and surgical facilities you'll find at Alpine Animal Doctors.

Diagnostic Tools

Pathology Lab

Radiology Suite

Surgical Suite

Dentistry Suite

ICU & Recovery Wards

VETERINARY SERVICES

Our state-of-the-art hospital technology allows us to offer our clients an extensive range of services for all animals. Click here to discover our full range of veterinary services.

E&OE. The information provided in the articles on this site is intended as a guide to assist readers to become better informed about health issues that may affect their pets and livestock. They are not a substitute for appropriate veterinary advice and treatment. They should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any individual animal and no person should place reliance on information derived from them, where such reliance may result in loss, damage or injury. Always consult a qualified veterinarian to obtain advice.

Although Alpine Animal Doctors make every effort to ensure that the information contained in our articles is accurate and up-to-date we can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions that may occur.