We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dog X-ray and Ultrasound

At Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, we offer a range of diagnostic imaging such as x-ray and ultrasound services. Radiographs (x-ray) are often one of the first diagnostic procedures when your pet is not feeling well. Digital radiology provides our doctors with nearly instant diagnostic information. We also offer ultrasound exams as well. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of your pet and is painless and non-invasive.

How do you use x-ray and radiology services at your clinic?

Radiographs are images created by sending low doses of radiation (x-rays) through a patient that are absorbed differently by varying densities of body tissues. Then a detector plate captures the x-rays and converts them into a digital image. These images are a detailed look at the inside of your pet’s body; the images can show bones and soft tissues such as intestines and internal organs. X-rays are used to diagnose a multitude of conditions including broken bones, foreign bodies, cancerous metastasis and pregnancy. A digital system provides the highest quality images that allow our veterinarians to detect changes that may not be visible on conventional film radiographs. The digital system is fast; the virtually instantaneous image production allows for a quick diagnosis which can be critical in emergency situations. Further advantages of a digital system are that they allow us to easily share the images with specialists in complicated cases or with you as a client if you would like a copy.

How should I prepare my dog for their x-ray appointment?

We like to make the experience for your pet as comfortable as possible when taking x-rays. In many cases, we are able to take the images easily and quickly, however, if your pet is very scared, sore, sick, or uncomfortable, it may be in their best interest to sedate them prior to taking the x-ray images. This may require them to come back another day fasted and will stay with us for a few hours. Sedation is sometimes the best way to take x-ray images safely without causing undue stress to your pet.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 250.374.1485. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. With recent operation changes, we have decided to close for lunch daily between 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. This closure ensures our staff gets a much-needed break and a chance to reorganize orders and catch up. Thank you for your understanding!

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic