Project Description

Digital X-ray & Ultrasound

X-rays are one of the most important diagnostic tools and can help us evaluate bones and internal organs. They allow us to compare size and shape of organs inside your pet’s body. We can use an x-ray to examine your pet’s lungs, heart, abdomen, teeth and bones. With digital x-rays, results are available immediately and we can diagnose and monitor medical and surgical conditions like arthritis, bladder stones, stomach and intestinal foreign bodies, broken bones and tumors.

At College Animal Hospital, our state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine allows us to take extremely detailed radiographs of your pet to help for a rapid, accurate diagnosis.

Digital x-ray machines produce much better images than traditional film x-ray machines. This means fewer x-rays are needed to obtain higher quality films, which means less exposure, less time and less stress for your pet. It is much safer for the environment, your pet and our staff as we do not need any harsh chemicals to develop film because our x-rays are digital. We can email to other specialists for fast consultation if necessary.



Ultrasound is a very important diagnostic tool. We can see internal organ architecture and thickness. We can detect abnormalities that cannot be palpated or seen on a physical exam or even on x-ray. It is invaluable for making treatment decisions for a number of conditions that are important when treating your pet. In most cases, the procedure relatively fast and routinely preformed without the need for sedation or anesthesia. Here, Dr. Rose and Taylor are ultrasounding a patient at College before surgery.

Ask about ultrasound – the more you know the better for your pet’s health!

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Monday – Friday 08:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – 08:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday – CLOSED

5653 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115

“The new vet, Dr. Erin Rose, is fabulous, and the rest of the staff is great as always! The staff immediately let us into the examination room. The staff was so good with my dogs, managing to get their weights, temps, and determine specific concerns. She showed genuine caring and considerable expertise. Dr. Rose determined that my one-eyed, straight-outta-Compton maltese mix, Odin, has a significant heart murmur, and she provided a good course for a more significant diagnosis and possible treatment. High fives all around for Dr. Rose and the excellent staff at College Animal Hospital!”

Julianne A., Client

“My little girl is full of energy again.  Thanks for restoring this dog’s quality of life and extending her life with your insightful diagnosis.”

Dimitri, Client

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