This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available.
Some pets may require sedation, but we will only do this if necessary, in the event that positive distraction doesn't keep the patient calm enough for the procedure. In order to ultrasound a patient, we will need to shave the tummy area to have a clear view; please remember this 'haircut' is only temporary and will grow back in a few weeks. For these reasons, an ultrasound is often a Drop-Off appointment, with the client coming back to pick up their pet when finished.
Our Ultrasounography services range from full abdominal to abbreviated, depending on what the doctor needs to view. Doctors Mark Ledyard, Jennifer Knepshield, and Mary Peters all have ultrasonography expertise.
We also see a number of referred patients for this helpful diagnostic tool. Our doctor will then discuss findings directly with your primary veterinary in the instance of referred patients.