Ultrasound Scans

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What is Ultrasound?

An ultrasound examination is when soundwaves emitted from a probe placed against the skin pass through into the body and bounce back to the probe, forming an image on a computer screen.

The animal can have an ultrasound exam without being anaesthetised, although it may need mild sedation. The procedure is safe and non invasive, though the animal does have to have its fur clipped.

We perform most ultrasound scans in-house, although sometimes an animal may need to be referred.

Why Ultrasound My Pet?

Pregnancy Diagnosis

  • In pregnancy diagnosis we are able to see the approximate number of foetuses and check if they are alive.
  • Pregnancy scans are performed with the animal conscious.