Oakview Veterinary Medical Center

2110 JayMar Road
Plover, WI 54467

(715)344-6311

oakviewvet.net

Advanced Imaging

Here at Oakview, we pride ourselves on using the most advanced techniques in order to help your pets faster and more efficiently. Therefore, we have digital x-rays, which produce a much higher quality image and can be placed on CD's or emailed to specialists. 

Bladder Stones Here is an example of a digital x-ray. The darker areas are gas in the intestines. The blue arrow is pointing to a grouping of bright white spots. These are bladder stones. 

Fracture This is a digital x-ray of a dog's rear leg. Can you find the fracture?

We also have an ultrasound machine which enables us to visualize soft tissue better than x-rays.

Dr. Valerie Curtis  is our sonographer. She has a special interest in ultrasound and has enhanced her knowledge through continuing education.

UltrasoundSome reasons an ultrasound may be recommended for your pet:

To evaluate masses in the abdomen (although only an actual biopsy can diagnose)

To evaluate liver problems revealed in blood work

To enable sterile urine collection

To characterize fluid in the chest or abdomen

To do a pregnancy check (surprisingly, we cannot count the babies this way, they are too mobile!)

Why does my pet's hair need to be shaved for an ultrasound?

The ultrasound probe needs to be in direct contact with the skin in order to transmit readable images. 

Why might my pet need sedation for an ultrasound?

In order to gather clear pictures, the pet cannot move. It would be like trying to take a still picture of a moving target--only blurry images result.

Our dental x-rays are digital and help evaluate your pet's teeth, jaw, and gum issues.


This dog came in for a routine dental cleaning. He had no symptoms of pain. However, this dental x-ray revealed a painful tooth root abscess! This is reflected by the dark pockets at the base of the tooth. Pets don't always show us their pain, so advanced imaging is one tool we can use to find it.

Oral Mass This digital dental x-ray helped to evaluate a mass in the mouth shown by the blue arrow.

For more information about our dentistry services, click here.