Riverside Small Animal Hospital has access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging using the services of The Welcome Back Clinic, a private medical facility here in Kamloops which built an animal prep room into the design of the facility. Welcome Back have the only Open MRI machine in Canada. The Open MRI concept is huge for human patients as there is far less claustrophobia. This is way less important for our animal patients who are sedated for the procedure, but what it does mean is easier access to the patient by the veterinary staff monoitoring the procedure which is almost impossible with conventional MRI machines. Spinal Injury and Tumour staging are just two areas of diagnosis that benefit from access to this exciting imaging technique.