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 2021

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Last updated: August 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members. As part of our due diligence, we have decided to consolidate our staff by maintaining all operations at Merritt Animal Hospital and Dresden Veterinary Clinic with a closed door policy and have our Sydenham River location open for medication/food pickup ONLY. 

The safety of our team members and clients is very important to us. As such, we will continue to follow all provincial health standards by having extensive cleaning protocols, wearing masks and gloves, and practicing physical distancing as much as possible within our teams.

Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.



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 - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Sydenham River Veterinary Office:
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, 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