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X-rays

An x-ray is an important diagnostic tool used to visualize your cat’s skeletal structure, as well as soft tissues. It is used to get a picture of what is going on internally. A veterinarian may request an x-ray to look for a cause for your cat’s limping such as a fracture, dislocation or arthritis. He or she can examine the abdomen to assess the size and shape of the internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines. It is used to look at the abdomen for masses or foreign bodies causing obstructions. An x-ray can show stones in the bladder, kidneys or other parts of the urinary system. A chest x-ray can look at the size and shape of the heart to look for heart disease or lungs to look for pneumonia.

Does the clinic also do feline dental x-rays?


Unfortunately, we do not at this time offer dental x-rays.

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Last updated: March 2, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to announce that we are transitioning to an open-door policy! We can now welcome maximum 2 pet parents per appointment into the clinic with their pets. Our top priority here at Elgin Animal Hospital is the ongoing health and safety of our clients, their pets, and our dedicated team members that serve you and the community.

Here is what you can expect at your next visit:

APPOINTMENTS

  • Masks are still required when interacting with our team, and we encourage social distancing whenever possible.
  • Up to 2 pet parents are welcome to be in the clinic with their pet during the appointment.
  • FOOD AND MEDICATION PICK-UP

  • No need to call when you arrive, just come in!
  • We also ask that you please call in our pet's medication & food refills 3-5 days in advance as we are experiencing some shipment delays once again
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, or if you have interacted with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 we ask that you stay isolated and do not visit us at the clinic. If your pet needs lifesaving medical attention, please have a family member or friend bring in your pet.

    NO-SHOW POLICY IN EFFECT

    To ensure all of our patients and clients get the best care possible, please let us know if you cannot make the appointment. All no-shows will be recorded and clients with multiple no-shows may be asked for a deposit before making future appointments. We understand that unforeseen circumstances and emergencies arise. A simple phone call before your scheduled appointment is all that is required - 24 hours notice preferred. This will allow us to offer that spot to a pet in need.

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
    - Wednesday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    Our procedures are being continually updated. Please follow our social media pages for updates. We appreciate your patience as we continue to safely provide care for your pets!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (519) 633-5970. Please be kind, we're all in this together.

    - Your dedicated team at Talbot Animal Clinic