An ultrasound is a non-invasive way to view internal body structures using reflections of ultrasonic waves. These waves are reflected as “echoes” to the probe, and are converted into an image that is displayed on the monitor, giving a 2-dimensional “picture” of the tissues. We use this valuable tool everyday to evaluate abdominal organs, search for potential tumors or GI blockages, and collect sterile urine samples.
Our digital radiology machine is vital for our veterinarians to detect bone fractures, bladder stones, tumors, soft tissue problems (related to the heart, stomach, intestines, reproductive, and urinary systems) as well as many other conditions. We utilize board-certified radiologists to evaluate our radiographs and they give us their expert advice and reports typically within a 24 hours.