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Ultrasound & Echocardiograms
A non-invasive way to diagnose sick & injured pets
We offer veterinary ultrasounds and echocardiograms for pets. Much like ultrasound for people, pet ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive imaging technique used to diagnose sick and injured animals.
How does ultrasound work?
When the sound waves penetrate the body, they “bounce” back. The ultrasound machine measures the time it takes for a sound wave to bounce back and creates an image.
An echocardiogram shows us an image of the heart in real time. From there, our veterinarians can evaluate the heart’s size and shape as well as the way it functions. Specifically, they’ll be able to measure wall thickness, examine the heart valves, and assess blood flow.
What conditions can be diagnosed by ultrasound?
Some injuries and conditions that can be identified via ultrasound include:
Echocardiograms can be used to detect the following conditions: