An ultrasound exam is a noninvasive way of looking inside your pet’s body (liver, kidney, intestines, heart, lungs, etc.) without having to perform surgery. The ultrasound machine uses sound waves into the body and then listens for the echoes, the machine then uses these echoes to form a picture of the inside of your pet.
Ultrasounds are performed for many reasons including abnormal bloodwork, ongoing vomiting and diarrhea, weight loss, chronic infections, bladder stones, gastrointestinal obstructions, tumors, cancer staging, fluid in the chest or abdomen, pregnancy or just as a baseline for future exams.
Dr. Gschrey and Dr. Tolchin perform ultrasound exams as a diagnostic tool on a referral basis. For more information please contact our office or speak with your primary Veterinarian.