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Pet Owners

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Many pet owners will already be familiar with MRI and CT scanning. Both procedures have been used in human medicine for many years and are a safe and effective method of producing high quality images of the body.

These images are valuable in detecting a wide range of disease processes in animals and humans, and act as a valuable diagnostic tool.

If your pet has been referred to a Burgess scanning centre, you can relax, safe in the knowledge that the procedure is completely harmless and there are no side effects.

What is involved?

After arrival at the scanning centre, your pet will receive a full physical examination, as well as any necessary blood tests prior to the scan. In order to keep your pet still for the duration of the scan, which is usually around 30 to 60 minutes long, they will require either a sedative or a general anaesthetic.

Once comfortable, your pet will be positioned on the scan table by one of our highly experienced radiographers, who will then carry out a number of scans. This will help the veterinary surgeon to reach a diagnosis.

Normally, your pet will be ready to go home after a few hours, provided no further treatment or investigations are required on the day.

Your Pet’s Journey


Book an Appointment

Use our website to find your most convenient location to book a CT or MRI scan for your pet.


Pet arrives at the veterinary practice

All pets are admitted at a time agreed with the veterinary practice prior to an initial consultation


Initial consultation

Your pet will have an initial consultation to review requirements and clinical history


CT or MRI scan takes place

The practice staff will monitor your pet throughout the scan and remain at your pet's side


Results consultation

The responsible vet will take you through the results of the scan and discuss next steps if required

How do I arrange a scan?

To book your pet into one of our scanning locations please ask your vet to refer your pet to the most convenient scanning location for you.  Please enter your postcode in to find our sites to locate your most convenient scanning location.

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