X-ray Services for Pets

Radiography is becoming more popular in veterinary medicine. X-rays are diagnostic tools that help our team get valuable information about your pet’s well-being. X-rays help us identify illnesses and conditions without surgery or subjecting your pets to any kind of pain. Our hospital uses digital radiography, which means we see images in real-time and can send them to a specialist if needed.

What are X-rays used for in pets?

X-rays create images of your pet’s internal organs. Digital X-rays allow pet owners and veterinarians to view images in real-time and discuss treatment options. We use X-rays to check for arthritis, gallstones, spinal cord disease, fractures, bone tumours, periodontal disease, nasal cavity disease and to locate foreign objects. Early detection is important in maintaining overall health and digital X-rays are perfect when pressed for time. Contact our team to find out if digital X-rays can help diagnose your pet’s condition. Schedule an appointment at 204.452.9010.

Is the radiation from X-rays safe for my pet?

Yes. The radiation used in conventional X-rays has a very small amount of radiation, however our hospital uses digital X-ray which produces 80% less radiation. It is highly unlikely your pet will develop any conditions from radiation exposure in either traditional or digital X-rays.

Does my pet feel pain during digital X-rays?

No, the procedure is completely painless. Our registered veterinary technologists are highly experienced and make sure your pet is safe and comfortable during the scan.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital