Melba Veterinary Clinic has x-ray capability to assess not only orthopaedic cases but also to detect cardiac, abdominal and respiratory conditions. We use radiography to investigate:

  • Lameness (fractures, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, bone cancers, bone infection)
  • Spinal disease (inter-vertebral disc disease, lumbosacral disease)
  • Coughing (tracheal collapse, bronchitis, pneumonia, congestive heart failure)
  • Vomiting (intestinal foreign body obstruction, peritonitis, abdominal cancer)

We don’t like putting your pet through any unnecessary stress or discomfort. That is why all animals are sedated or anaesthetised prior to us taking x-rays to ensure they are calm and comfortable, as well as to achieve excellent quality radiographs to provide an accurate diagnosis.