We are proud to offer ultrasound services, using our state-of-the-art ultrasound machine, to provide an advanced level of care for our patients. Ultrasonography is a non-invasive technology that uses high frequency sound waves to examine internal organs. It allows us to painlessly diagnose and evaluate common conditions in your dog or cat. Some conditions that we can identify with ultrasound include abdominal tumors, pancreatitis, pregnancy, bladder stones, gastrointestinal obstructions, kidney, liver, or splenic diseases. We use a cushioned table that helps keep the pet more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. Due to the fact that hair decreases image quality, some of the hair on the abdomen often needs to be clipped for a thorough evaluation. Ultrasound exams are usually low stress for the patient, however, extremely nervous pets can be given a sedative to make the visit more enjoyable.