Like human babies, dogs and cats cannot tell us what and how they are feeling. Veterinarians can rely on ultrasounds to help diagnose your pet’s condition. At Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital, all ultrasounds are performed by our specially-trained team members using our state-of-the-art equipment. Ultrasounds are safe, noninvasive, and painless. The procedure uses ultrasonic sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet’s internal organs, such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, lymph nodes, and heart. Ultrasound often does not require sedation and can quickly identify tumors, cysts, stones, and inflammation or rule them out.
We offer ultrasounds for heart conditions, abnormal blood/urine test results, and to examine soft tissues. We also offer echocardiograms (echo) to help your veterinarian diagnose and provide appropriate treatment recommendations for heart diseases.
Ultrasounds require a referral from your primary care veterinarian. A report will be sent to your family veterinarian, who will contact you with the results and next steps.
Indications for Abdominal Ultrasounds Include:
- Elevated Liver Enzymes
- Chronic Weight Loss
- Palpable Masses/Organomegaly
- Chronic UTIs
- Renal Disease
- Chronic GI Disease
- Frustrating Diabetics
- Annual Geriatric Patient Screening
Indications for Echocardiography Include:
- Cardiac Murmurs
- Elevated proBNP
- Radiographic Evidence of Cardiomegaly
- Suspected Pulmonary Hypertension
- Signs of CHF
We are open 24 hours a day for Emergency Care.
BOARD-CERTIFIED SURGICAL SERVICES
Tuesday – Friday: 8am – 5pm (By Appointment Only)
OUTPATIENT ULTRASOUND SERVICES
Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm (By Appointment Only)