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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.