Shamrock Vet Clinic

1896 Guthrie Rd
Comox, BC V9M 3X7


Digital Radiography, Ultrasound, and ECG

Digital veterinary radiography and ultrasound - Dental radiographs - Shamrock Veterinary Clinic, ComoxAt Shamrock Animal Hospital we have state-of-the-art digital radiography (for both dental and regular radiographs) equipment. We have the ability to do radiographs of all body systems from soft tissue and bones to full mouth dental x-rays. We have special rabbit dental x-ray plates to accomodate for the unique confirmation of their mouths. Often you are able to wait while your pet's radiographs are taken. In a few cases, sedation may be required to properly position your pet and have him/her hold still. Digital radiographs have the advantages of rapid image acquisition as well as superb image quality. We can send the images for viewing to a radiology specialist via telemedicine if so indicated - we can have specialist input within an hour or two if needed.

  • Included in our costs of radiographs are 3 views (if possible and at no additional cost), rather than the commonly taken 2 standard views. This follows the standard protocol of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. A third view is especially important assessing the chest cavity. It can make certain diseases visible that may not be seen otherwise. 

Digital Veterinary Ultrasounds - Shamrock Veterinary Clinic, ComoxUltrasounds are done mostly by Dr. Pawel and on occasion by an experienced ultrasound technician. If necessary, the ultrasound images will be transferred to a specialist via telemedicine for further input. Sedation is often required to do a thorough ultrasound scan since your pet's breathing will interfere with acquiring proper images and seeing details.

Veterinary ECG - Cardiopet - Shamrock Veterinary Clinic Our state-of-the-art in-house ECG monitor lets us detect heart rhythm abnormalities and gives us immediate access for interpretation by a cardiologist if needed.