One part of our practice in which we’ve made significant investments is diagnostic equipment. In addition to in-house blood analyzers and regular x-ray equipment, we’ve added a veterinary dentistry x-ray system and veterinary ultrasound. Ultrasound is truly a vital diagnostic tool.
While X-rays are great for lungs, bones and teeth, they only show us shadows on the softer organs of the abdomen. Ultrasound lets us see the internal structure of these organs, revealing information in situations that might otherwise require exploratory surgery. This can save trauma to your pet (and your pocketbook).
With ultrasound, we can examine the shape and structure of a specific organ. It’s also an important diagnostic tool for finding cysts or tumors and for checking a pet’s heart health.
Here are some more reasons why we love our ultrasound for pets:
- Locating and sizing bladder stones
- Detecting abnormalities in adrenal glands, pancreas or lymph nodes
- Early pregnancy diagnosis
- Guiding biopsy procedures
This procedure also offers affordable pricing for clients.
Are you concerned that your pet might have one of these problems? Please call us to schedule a veterinary ultrasound: (573) 888-2255.