Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Imaging exams like those performed through ultrasounds and X-rays are mainstays in veterinary medicine. They are safe and non-invasive tools used to diagnose all types of health conditions. They can even be used as tools for certain operations (e.g., ultrasound-guided biopsies). Here at Bank Street, we use only the most updated devices to ensure safe and accurate readings. If you would like to learn more about our ultrasound and X-ray services, please give us a call at 613.695.2060.

Are ultrasounds and X-rays safe for pets?

Yes. Both scans are pain-free and entirely non-invasive. The amount of radiation emitted from X-rays is also miniscule. Puppies, kittens and even pregnant pets can safely get ultrasounds and X-rays. Pets usually do not need sedation during their scan but if your pet is particularly anxious or if they have aggressive tendencies, we may proceed with sedation to prevent unnecessary stress on your pet.

Why do vets use ultrasounds and X-rays?

If your pet is presenting symptoms that cannot be diagnosed at the outset, these scans can help confirm the specific condition your pet may have. They can help detect fractures, strains, cancers, tumours, heart and lung problems, dental decay, arthritis and more.

Last updated: June 24th, 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: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital