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.

“No matter how long you have your pet, it is never long enough. A million thanks for all for the great care. You went above and beyond.”

Adele & George, Enfield

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Norman Rockwell, artist

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Marcie, Holyoke

“You were understanding of my fear and high level of anxiety throughout the process. I never felt rushed or dismissed at any question I had. Please know the wonderful impact you have in the world.”

Lisa, Wilbraham

“We love Riverbend. The staff is the best, everyone is highly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They also keep great records, which is helpful if you are not great at record-keeping, yourself.”

Sharon and David, Sunderland