• Diagnostic Facilities | Cave Veterinary Specialists

Here at Cave Veterinary Specialists, we have on-site advanced imaging and diagnostic testing including MRI, CT, radiographs and fluoroscopy, ultrasound and endoscopy. Our advanced imaging equipment allows us to investigate any area of the body, ranging from simple chest radiographs to detailed analysis of the brain and spinal cord using our MRI and CT scanner.

diagnostic facilities at Cave VetsRadiography

Digital radiography in a large imaging suite with state-of-the-art image processing software.


Our GE Vascular fluoroscopy unit allows us to perform dynamic contrast studies in patients with swallowing disorders and vascular malformations like portosystemic shunts and arterio-venous malformations. It also allows us to perform interventional radiology procedures such as tracheal and urethral stenting and cardiac interventional procedures.


Dedicated spacious endoscopy room with video endoscopes including bronchoscope, rhinoscope and gastroscopes.



Separate Ultrasound room, featuring full-colour flow echocardiography and spectral Doppler capabilities which allow for cardiac, abdominal and oncological examinations. We are also able to carry out a percutaneous ultrasound-guided biopsy of lesions and organs.


We have facilities to undertake electrocardiography procedures including static and ambulatory recordings of heart rate and rhythm within the hospital and at the patient's home. We have electromyography to enable us to record the electrical activity in muscles and nerves for investigation of neuromuscular disorders.


Basiclab on-site in Somerset allowing for prompt results when information is needed urgently.

  • Biochemistry testing
  • Haematology testing
  • Electrolyte and Blood Gas Analysis
  • Urinalysis

We use several external specialist laboratories for comprehensive clinical pathology and histopathology testing.

A courier service to an external laboratory is available twice daily.