Radiology, Ultrasonography

Radiology

At Riverbend we have digital radiography equipment, which enables us to provide high quality diagnostic x-rays for your animals. In addition to standard diagnostic x-rays, we perform several types of contrast imaging, including intravenous pyelograms and myelograms.

We regularly consult with the board-certified radiologists at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals for assistance with challenging cases. Our digital equipment allows us to send images via e-mail and receive Cornell’s input promptly.

In addition to diagnostic radiography, we perform OFA screening of hips and elbows. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals is an organization that evaluates x-rays for various congenital and developmental orthopedic disorders and is a useful tool for many breeders.

Ultrasonography

Dr. Erik Peterson, a Board-Certified Internal Medicine specialist, provides Riverbend with ultrasound services — echocardiograms, abdominal ultrasounds, and ultrasound guided procedures. In addition, he provides consultation on our more complicated medical cases.

Riverbend also has in-house ultrasound capabilities. We use our ultrasound to obtain urine samples, check for pregnancy, and do quick exams for bladder stones, pyometra, or tumors.

“Thank you for a more comfortable year. I am so much happier and flexible. Woof! Woof!”

‘Tucker’, Ludlow

“From our first visit to the last, we had an overwhelming great experience. The front end staff is super knowledgeable and welcoming. Dr. Thomson and his team are wonderful. I just felt Charlie was in the best care possible!”

Erica, Springfield

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”

David Barry, Columnist

“It is so cool to talk to you. Thank you for always putting up with my million questions, making my pets and my daughter feel special.”

Kathy, East Longmeadow

Magic could hardly wait to burst through the door to see you…a true testament to the kindness and care she got at Riverbend. Thank you for being such an amazing bunch…to Magic and to me.

Bobby D, Northampton