Why Ultrasound?

Your pet may have symptoms that indicate that something could be wrong internally. As you want the best possible care for your pet and with the advent of state-of-the-art procedures for human medicine, we are also able to provide you with similar non-invasive advanced diagnostics, with less pain and suffering.

With ultrasound, we can visualize the heart, kidneys, bladder, stomach, liver and other organs to help determine your pet's condition, without surgery. Ultrasound can allow us to diagnose quickly, saving time, stress, and often times, the lives of our patients.

Similarly, flexible endoscopy helps us to diagnose and treat certain conditions without invasive surgery of the gastro-intestinal and respiratory systems. With rigid endoscopy, we can perform rhinoscopy and cystoscopy through the natural body openings.

Laparoscopy involves a key-hole approach for a visual examination of internal organs, obtaining samples, and performing certain procedures without extensive surgical incisions to avoid the pain and post-operative recovery time of your pet.

The need for non-invasive diagnostics has never been greater. With patient owners demanding more and more sophisticated care for their pets, ultrasound offers the ability to raise the level of medicine veterinarians can offer.

Many of the cases veterinarians see every day could benefit from a well executed ultrasound study.

Radiographic

  • Cardiomegaly
  • Pulmonary Mass
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Effusions
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Ascites
  • Organomegaly
  • Mass Densities
  • Calculi

Cardiac

  • Ventricular Systolic Function
  • Ventricular Diastolic Function
  • Ejection Fraction
  • Cardiac Chamber Size
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pericardial Diseases
  • Cardiac Masses
  • Septal Defects
  • Congenital Cardiac Shunts

Pregnancy

  • Reproductive Failure
  • Reproductive Confirmation
  • Number of sacs

Biochemical

  • Elevated ALT/AST
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphate
  • Elevated Bile Acids
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Persistent Azotemia
  • Persistent/Intermittent Fever
  • Elevated Amylase/Lipase

Clinical

  • Coughing
  • Congestion
  • Muffled Cardiac
  • Auscultation
  • Heart Murmurs
  • Syncopal Episodes
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Electrical Alternans
  • Ascites
  • Jaundice
  • Organomegaly
  • Cushing Disease
  • Hematuria
  • Stranguria
  • Recurrent UTI
  • Trauma Hemorrhage
  • Chronic Vomiting
  • Chronic Weight Loss
  • Persistent Anorexia
  • Progressive Abdominal Distention
  • Palpable Masses
  • Painful Abdominal Palpation
  • Lymphadenopathy

Qualitative/Quantitative

  • Testicular Enlargement
  • Metastasis Evaluation (Except Lungs)
  • Diffuse vs Focal Disease
  • Unilateral vs Bilateral
  • Pre-surgical Orientation
  • Pre-Anesthetic Evaluation
  • Avoid Unnecessary Surgery
  • Increase Biopsy Specificity
  • Define Disease Severity
  • Baseline for Early Heart Disease