Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging modality that allows us to observe a pet’s organ size, structure, and function in real-time. Veterinary
ultrasound is a highly useful diagnostic tool, and several of our veterinarians and veterinary technicians are certified in ultrasonography echocardiography. Conditions that are commonly diagnosed or assessed using veterinary ultrasound include:
- Bladder conditions, such as inflammation and urinary stones
- Tumors and masses
- Fluid or blood accumulation in a body cavity
- Liver and gallbladder conditions
- Heart disease
Ultrasound can also be used to guide needle collection of samples, such as urine collection from the bladder, biopsy of a mass, or tissue sample collection.
An echocardiogram is a specialized ultrasound that allows our veterinarians to assess a pet’s heart function. Detailed visualization of the heart and surrounding structures helps us diagnose conditions such as cardiomyopathy, valvular degeneration, and heart defects.