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What is ultrasound?

An ultrasound exam is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to provide images of the internal organs and structures giving information about the patient quickly, safely and without the need for surgery. 


Why does my pet need to be shaved for the exam? 

Shaving the area to be examined is essential in order for ultrasound to effectively “see though” a patient’s skin and optimize the images obtained.


What if I have questions before or after the exam? 

If you have any questions or concerns about the ultrasound exam, ask your primary care veterinarian.


What are the costs? 

Fees are determined by your primary care veterinarian. 


Will my pet need to be sedated or anesthetized for the exam? 

Most ultrasound examinations can be done without the need for sedation or anesthesia.  Exceptions are pets that are highly stressed, do not like being restrained, or those that require tissue sampling.


How do I schedule an appointment? 

Our radiologist comes to your primary care veterinarian’s office to perform the ultrasound exam.  Please call your primary care veterinary to schedule an appointment.