Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
At Annex Animal Hospital we offer modern, safe diagnostic imaging services including digital x-rays and ultrasound. These advanced diagnostic tools assist our veterinarians with the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet’s medical condition. Our modern digital x-ray imaging system provides quality images within a short time span for diagnostic purposes. We can easily share all digital x-ray and ultrasound diagnostic images should your dog require the services of a specialist.
How do you use x-ray and radiology services at your clinic?
X-ray images are a commonly used tool that allows our veterinarians to visualize your pet’s internal systems. We use cutting-edge digital radiography to screen for foreign objects, injuries, and abnormalities.
Digital dental x-rays can also be used to image your pet’s mouth during their dental exam. This technique gives us more detailed views of your pet’s teeth, roots, gums, and surrounding bone. This allows our veterinarians to diagnose bone loss or any hidden disease that could negatively affect your pet’s oral health.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging tool used to visualize internal organs and soft tissues. Ultrasound images can be used to diagnose diseases of the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs such as liver, kidneys, and pancreas. For your convenience, we provide cardiac and abdominal imaging services on site.
How should I prepare my dog for their x-ray appointment?
If your dog is booked in for an x-ray, we always recommend fasting after midnight before his or her exam the following day. This will prepare your dog should a light sedative be required during the process of positioning them for an x-ray. It is our goal to achieve good quality diagnostic images while minimizing anxiety and keeping your dog comfortable during this procedure. For this reason, we may recommend sedation for your dog.
How much does a dog x-ray exam cost?
It is our policy to offer our clients treatment options so that they are able to have input into the most appropriate course of action for their pet. We provide recommendations, treatment plans and the estimated costs associated with them in order for you to make informed decisions about your pet’s treatment options. Our veterinarians will be happy to provide a written treatment plan that is appropriate for your pet’s specific medical requirements during a consultation.
Tick Prevention Recommended
Tick prevention remains a priority for our pets this spring: As the temperatures rise above 4 degrees, ticks become active and quest for food. Toronto Parks, woodland trails, grassy regions, and leaf piles all have the potential to contain ticks just waiting to hitch a ride on pets and humans. As we are already seeing pets with ticks this spring, our veterinarians feel that it is important to maintain vigilance by using tick protection on our pets.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are still OPEN with the following hours: MONDAY: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm SATURDAY: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!