Pet Ultrasound Services

What Is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a form of imaging that allows us to look inside your pet’s body without surgery. It is a completely noninvasive technique. The ultrasound machine sends sound waves into your pet’s body, listens for the echoes, and the echoes form a picture of what’s going on inside your pet.

Ultrasounds can give us information about organs in the abdomen, the chest and heart, and the eye, for example. This article will zero in on abdominal ultrasounds.

Need an ultrasound for your pet?

Ultrasound allows us to look at the size and texture of organs in a three-dimensional way. An ultrasound can show abnormalities on the surface of organs as well as changes within those organs. This information can be invaluable in deciding:

  • To do surgery or not
  • To do biopsies
  • To do more specific blood tests
  • To get helpful information prior to surgery

What to Expect

If you have had an ultrasound done on yourself, you know how straightforward it is. The wand is pressed over your body, and pictures show up on a monitor. The only difference for an animal is that the fur needs to be clipped away a bit. Usually, the entire abdomen can be looked at in a 15- to 30-minute span.

We care about your pet as much as you do and want the ultrasound exam to be a positive experience for both of you.  Please feel free to ask us questions, we will do our best to provide you with the information you need