This is one of the greatest diagnostic tools available for our Pet Friends. X-rays are not just a tool to see bones. It is a tool required to see any change in size or shape of an abdominal organ, presence of any potential (metal) foreign body or obstruction (intestine or stomach), any changes or lesions in the lungs, heart or spine and other lesions. This tool requires the use of intense radiation and digital plate or conventional silver films to produce a black, grey or white opacities that our Veterinarian team interprets for a directed therapy. There are certain instances where we may have difficulty in interpretation. We seek specialized input from PetRays, a team of Board Certified Radiologists, that respond within a few hours with their interpretation. Most X-rays are performed by physical restraint but certain situations we need the Pet to be sedated or tranquilized (e.g. Hip x-rays for purpose of Hip Certification).