• Kentdale Referrals diagnostic imaging

Here at Kentdale Referrals there are a range of diagnostic imaging modalities available to reach a rapid and accurate diagnosis to help ensure the optimal treatment is selected allowing better patient outcomes.  Images can be viewed on any computer in the hospital.  This not only allows us to view them in theatre but also in our consulting rooms for clients to view.


We have a high-definition Konica Minolta Regius 190 CR digital radiography system. This provides us with excellent images of the very highest quality.

Computed Tomography (CT)

We have an on-site CT scanner that is available to scan a patient 24 hours a day if necessary. The immediate availability of three-dimensional imaging can be critical to the successful management of many serious problems. CT is an advanced imaging method that uses x-rays to produce multiple thin image slices of the body. After the scan has been performed the images can be manipulated using computer programs that can restack and recut the slices in any direction, or even produce three dimensional pictures. We principally use CT to help us to diagnose joint and spinal problems without resorting to invasive exploratory surgery, however the ability to look at three dimensional images is also very useful in planning surgery for complex fractures and limb deformities.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging is a state-of-the-art imaging method that uses a strong magnetic field to produce image slices of the body. We work in conjunction with Burgess Diagnostics, the UK leader in mobile advanced imaging for the veterinary market who visit fortnightly with a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. MRI is the imaging modality of choice for patients with brain or spinal cord disease. It is a very versatile technique that can be used to produce images of any body tissues including when assessing for musculoskeletal diseases.


We have high-end ultrasound imaging facilities on site. This allows real-time imaging of the thorax and abdomen.

  • There’s never a problem speaking to your lovely receptionists to book an appointment; my little girl would not be with us now without Jan, her surgeon and the brilliant nurses that looked after her.

    Stephen – Nancy’s owner

  • If I could give a higher score, I would! This being our second referral, it has felt like coming home, and to feel that when we arrive with major trauma to our dog is wonderful. Immediately we were in smiley, reassuring, safe arms again, and our crisis rapidly disappeared. The immediate welcome from the reception staff to Kirstie, amazing Joe and even the reassuring and friendly night nursing staff all let us know our precious boy was in very safe hands. Can't speak highly enough - and this is a consistent standard.

    Ani – Floyd’s owner

  • Great communication between myself and the staff was kept updated, and they took great care of my dog! The operation went perfectly, and the scar has healed nicely, considering its place! Gave simple and easy-to-follow after-care steps!

    Kim – Bella’s owner

  • Felt my dog was safe with you, and treatment would be done with his best interests coming first. Follow-up physio with Genie and now Emma were excellent. Friendly staff.

  • I cannot say how amazing Kentdale is; your exceptional service and kindness. Thank you.

    Victoria – Lulu’s owner

  • All the staff go out of their way to be helpful. Nothing is too much trouble, and no question is considered stupid or a waste of time. They treat my dog, Riley, with respect and kindness and me the same. I can’t thank them enough for their help on what has been a rough road for Riley and us.

    Pat – Riley’s owner

  • Excellent doggy care. Nothing too much trouble, and the team all look happy in their jobs. Simon was great with us, and Henry kept us informed and gave clear explanations. Definitely would recommend it.

    Alison – Henry’s owner

  • Full confidence in the skills, equipment and expertise of the whole team. Assured by the staffing levels to respond to unplanned events during procedures and recovery. Across the team, the ability to explain and advise.

    Graham – Winston’s owner

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