Pet X-raysDigital Radiography

At Boulevard Veterinary Clinic, we use the latest in advanced digital radiology as part of your pet's diagnostic care.

Radiographs (x-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions, such as examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, and other areas of the body. An x-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of disease or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's intestine or stomach. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, x-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making treatment faster and easier for your pet.

Digital radiography is much more efficient than traditional x-rays and also bypasses chemical processing, thereby reducing your pet's exposure to radiation and limiting damage done to our environment.


Ultrasound is a pain-free, totally non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency soundwaves to produce a real-time moving image of your pet's internal organs. It allows us a look at your pet's internal organs, chest and abdomen without surgery or sedation. Ultrasound is used for a wide-range of diagnostic procedures. It is particularly useful in viewing your pet's abdominal organs and performing pregnancy evaluations. Ultrasound is also useful in evaluating heart functions and is used for bladder scans.

In most cases, an ultrasound procedure is relatively brief and your pet is able to go home the very same day. Most importantly, though, an ultrasound helps us make an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition and provides effective treatment recommendations.

At Boulevard Veterinary Clinic, we utilize mobile services and collaborate with a board certified veterinary specialist when necessary.

LaboratoryGlaucoma Check

Any pet can develop glaucoma, which is a condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases to a point where the optic nerve is damaged, causing loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is relatively common in animals and can develop as your pet ages – this is known as chronic glaucoma – or as the result of an injury or illness – which is known as acute glaucoma. A glaucoma check is a noninvasive procedure and should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort.

In many cases glaucoma can progress quite rapidly, especially when it is the result of injury or underlying illness. This can be considered an emergency situation. Symptoms of glaucoma include:

  • Redness in the eye
  • Tearing or discharge
  • Eye sensitivity to light
  • Pain
  • The eye may look cloudy
  • Bulging eyeball

We recommend that you have your pet checked regularly for this condition.

In-house Laboratory

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic maintains a full service diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, electrolytes, urinalysis, fecal exams, cytology evaluations and other valuable tests. With our advanced laboratory, we have the ability to determine how well your pet's internal organs are functioning and can follow up on treatment therapy.

We are able to provide you and your pet with quick and - most importantly - accurate results, which is essential to our emergent and critical care cases. We can often have results within 15 minutes for many tests.