At times your pet may need care that requires quick action. In order to be as responsive to your pet’s need as possible, we provide full radiology services on-site during all regular business hours. Most of your pet’s x-ray procedures can be performed and interpreted while you wait.


The most common of these radiology services are x-rays, also referred to as radiographs. They are used to evaluate structures such as bones, lungs, heart, and abdominal organs. The x-ray process usually takes 20-30 minutes.

For safety reasons, owners are generally not allowed to be in the radiology room while radiographs are being taken.

Occasionally some pets need to be sedated to allow us to properly position them for their radiographs. If a pet requires sedation, we generally recommend leaving the pet with us for the day.

Once the radiographs are completed, our doctors will evaluate the images and go over the results with you. In some cases, your pet's radiographs may be submitted to a board certified veterinary radiologist who reviews the x-rays we take to make sure we have obtained all the information we possibly can from your pet’s x-rays.


As part of our radiology services we also offer ultrasound imaging by a board certified veterinary radiologist.

Ultrasound imaging, or sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the pet through the use of high-frequency sound waves.

It is a wonderful tool that allows us to visualize the architecture of a pet’s abdominal organs in order to evaluate for masses, inflammation, stones, or other changes.

We can easily determine if there is abnormal fluid in the abdomen, chest cavity or around the heart. Also, we can evaluate the size and function of the heart.

Ultrasound is a painless procedure and rarely, if ever, do pets need to be sedated. Generally pets should be fasted of food for 8 hours prior to their ultrasound. For abdominal ultrasounds, most pets will need to have their bellies shaved for the procedure.

Point Grey

Veterinary Hospital


Address: 4362 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 2H7  

Call Us: 604-228-9633

Fax: 604-228-1655

Mon-Sat 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sun: Closed 

We still believe in work life balance.  We try to ensure our staff are happy, well rested and able to spend quality time with their friends and family which is why every Sunday is family day.

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In the event of an Emergency that occurs after hours, please contact

Canada West Veterinary Specialist and 24/7 Emergency at 604.473.4882. Located at 1988 Kootenay Street in Vancouver or if distance is an issue, you may try Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic at 604.879.ERER(3737). They are located at 2303 Alberta Street in Vancouver.

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