Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Our veterinarians want to ensure that your pet has the best care possible. One way we can do that is by ensuring that we have the best technology available to diagnose your pet’s medical conditions. Whether it is an emergency or a regularly scheduled appointment, we have the ability to use digital radiology or ultrasound to aid in making a diagnosis.
How do you use x-ray and radiology services at your clinic?
We utilize radiology services to its fullest potential here at RAH. Radiology services are used as a diagnostic tool to help the veterinarian diagnose potential health concerns such as fractures, foreign bodies, heart disease, bladder stones just to name a few. We also use x rays as a post-op tool for major orthopedic surgeries and to see how well bone is healing for procedures like TPLO’s, patella and fracture repairs.
How do you prepare your dog for their x-ray appointment?
X-rays are non-invasive; however, some dogs may see this as a stressful time if they are painful or nervous about being away from their owners. If we see that your dog is painful and/or stressed, we are able to provide them with a mild sedative that will allow them to relax as well as allow the veterinarian to do a proper physical exam. If we know ahead of time that your dog will need to be sedated in order for us to get diagnostic x-rays, fasting your dog for an 8-12 hour period prior to the appointment is a great idea.
How much do dog x-ray examinations cost?
X-ray examination costs are discussed during your dog’s appointment with the veterinarian. We will also discuss the cost involved with the surgery at this time. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact our team at 506-387-4015.
Riverview Animal Hospital has recently undergone a lot of changes! Renovations have turned our hospital into a completely new one! Not only have we doubled in size, but we have added new departments within the treatment areas of the hospital.
Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.
- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.
- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.
- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.
WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY SYSTEM INTO A TRUE TRIAGE-BASED SYSTEM
We will no longer have suggested appointment times for urgent care situations
Please continue to call ahead to let us know that your pet is having an emergency and that you are on your way.
For our emergency hospital-evenings and weekends will be walk in only. Your pet will be triaged by a Veterinary technician, who will determine the level of care that is needed for your pet. Critical patients will be our top priority, and will be seen first.
This will increase wait times for patients that are triaged as non-urgent.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
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.