Ultrasonography is a pain free way to examine your pet’s internal organs
Ultrasonography is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that uses sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs and other structures inside the body. It can be used to examine your pet’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, spleen, intestines and bladder; to detect fluid, cysts, tumours, or abscesses; and to confirm pregnancy or monitor an ongoing pregnancy. Depending on ultrasound findings, diagnostic samples could be taken if necessary with ultrasound guidance.
Our hospital is equipped with an ultrasound machine and our veterinarians are trained in interpreting ultrasound images. If your veterinarian feels your pet would benefit from a consultation with a specialist, we will arrange for the specialist to travel to our hospital to perform the ultrasound.
Ultrasound imaging is not painful, and has no known side effects. To achieve the clearest images, an area of your pet’s body may need to be shaved.