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.

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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!

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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

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


Effective Wednesday, March 25, the Sydenham River location will be temporarily closed until further notice. Merritt and Dresden remain open for your pet care, food, and medication pick up needs.>/i>

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