Ultrasound is an advanced imaging technique that uses sound waves to provide a real-time moving image of your pets internal organs. Ultrasound is particularly useful for diagnosing abdominal and cardiac problems. It can be used to evaluate the heart, kidneys, liver and gallbladder. It is also useful for diagnosing pregnancy.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless procedure with no known side effects. It usually does not require sedation or anesthesia to perform. This makes it a safe and effective diagnostic tool.
Pets who require an ultrasound prodedure can be seen at our hospital by a specialist in veterinary internal medicine who travels to us as necessary to perform this procedure.