Veterinary Radiology


The field of radiology and diagnostic imaging has advanced so significantly over the last few years, it may seem as though pets are getting more diseases as they age. Truth is, we are just better at detecting them, many of which can successfully be treated or managed. The equipment used today in a highly specialized veterinary center like ours is typically the same machinery used in human hospitals. Ours just comes with lots of treats, hugs and love.

Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists’ state-of-the-art imaging technologies include:

  • Digital radiography (x-ray)
  • Ultrasound; including outpatient
  • 64 Slice Computed tomography (CT Scan), including outpatient
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Radiographic film interpretation including weekday teleradiology services
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Imaging guided biopsies and aspirates

All are painless, non-invasive techniques that can be performed safely and relatively quickly. 

Most internal medicine, oncology, surgery, or emergency patients at AVS receive imaging services from DVMS. This collaborative endeavor combines expert specialty veterinary care to provide optimal treatment for all patients. Thanks to our web-based access and storage capabilities, all images are easily available to your family veterinarian upon request. And all images are placed in your pet’s electronic medical record for easy retrieval and comparison as new imaging studies are performed.

Digital Radiography

Provides greater detail in evaluating internal and bony structures as compared to traditional x-ray techniques. Digital images take less time to process, create less radiation exposure to your pet and our staff, can be enhanced when viewing for better detail, and are easier to store and share with your family veterinarian. Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists is equipped with two Idexx digital radiology (DR) units. All of our diagnostic imaging modalities are DICOM compatible and are networked to an intergrated PACS server. Examination rooms are equipped with computers to enable digital viewing of radiographic images. 

64 Slice Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Nuclear Medicine

Contact Us

Phone: 480-635-1110 ext. 7
Fax: 480-892-0540

Arizona Veterinary Specialty Center
86 W. Juniper Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Canyon State Veterinary Specialists
7823 W. Golden Lane
Peoria, AZ 85345

(Cardiology patients only / 1 day a week)
22595 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Locations in Gilbert, Peoria & Scottsdale
Phone: 480-635-1110 ext. 7

Fax: 480-892-0540
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