As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients. At our affiliate hospital when necessary we can incorporate the use of this powerful tool in a completely non-invasive and painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases. The imaging studies are conducted without using any form of radiation, it utilizes high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body.
Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys. It is also useful for assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals. It also allows for real time evaluation of cardiovascular (heart) function, called an echocardiogram, and it can help us diagnose and stage (determine the severity of) some forms of cancer. We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer ultrasound as one of our diagnostic capabilities.