Two Veterinary Professionals exam a Cat X-ray with a black cat in one of the vet's hands

Cat X-ray and Ultrasound

We offer digital X-rays to help our veterinarians diagnose multiple medical concerns. With digital x-ray abilities, including dental x-rays, this helps our medical team instantly update our clients with their pets’ diagnosis and treatment plan.

What is the difference between a cat X-ray and a cat ultrasound?

A feline X-ray is the ability to obtain a 2D image using the power of radiation to create a black and white image depending on the densities of tissue. This allows our veterinarians to be able to visualize your cat’s bones and organs. An ultrasound creates more of a 3D image of internal organs only; this is available upon request or referral.

Does the clinic also do feline dental X-rays?

Yes! We offer digital dental radiographs; this is performed while your cat is under general anesthesia. These images can help our veterinarian visualize the part of the tooth (root or ligaments) that are under the gumline. It is a very important part of discovering dental diseases such as tooth resorption and tooth root abscesses.

How much does a cat X-ray cost?

In-house digital X-rays are performed by our medical staff, then interpreted by our veterinarians after a full physical examination. For more information, kindly give us a call at one of our three locations, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you!


Holiday Hours for 2020

The holidays are fast approaching! Please keep in mind our holiday hours outlined below:

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We will now see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.


Merritt Animal Hospital:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dresden Veterinary Clinic:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Sydenham River Veterinary Office:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your D.M.S Group Veterinary Team