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Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center (VERC)

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Interventional Radiology

Board certified specialists from multiple disciplines make up the core of the VERC interventional radiology service. Taking advantage of the skill sets of multiple specialties and advanced equipment ensures optimal care for your pet.

Interventional radiology involves the use of contemporary imaging methods (primarily real time video x-ray, called fluoroscopy, as well as CT and ultrasound) and novel techniques to provide less invasive treatment for a variety of medical problems.

Benefits of Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy

Using CT, Fluoroscopy, ultrasound and scoping modalities, we are able to provide non-surgical, minimally invasive, alternative treatments for many disease processes. Benefits include:

  • Decrease in mortality rates

  • Minimized anesthesia time

  • Minimized discomfort

  • Reduced hospital stays

Interventional medicine provides options to pets in which conventional therapies are declined, not indicated, or associated with excessive morbidity or mortality. Interventional radiology also allows us to offer therapeutic options for patients with medical conditions where treatments were not previously available.

Interventional Treatments and Therapy:

  • Intra-hepatic portosystemic shunt occlusion

  • Vascular malformation occlusion

  • Vascular foreign body retrieval

  • Pacemaker implantation

  • Tracheal stenting for tracheal collapse

  • Percutaneous nephrostomy

  • Urethral stenting


  • CT Scan

  • CT Scan and Rhinoscopy

  • Collapsing Trachea in Yorkshire Terriers

  • Fluoroscopy

  • Advanced Imaging: Ultrasounds

Our Interventional Radiology Team