Ultrasound is a technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize many internal organs and is an excellent tool to help diagnose many common diseases of both dogs and cats.
Every ultrasound is performed by one of our highly skilled board-certified Internal Medicine Specialists using state-of-the-art equipment. These studies can be pre-scheduled at your family veterinary practice (mobile) or can be performed on an outpatient basis at Upstate Veterinary Specialists with continued care provided by your family veterinarian.
The benefit to these services is the continuity of care your pet receives by remaining under the care of your family veterinarian while adding that extra level of expertise that only a specialist can provide. Most diagnostics (blood work, x-rays, etc.) will be performed by your family veterinarian and then one of our specialists will perform and provide the interpretation of the ultrasound. All communications will continue through your family veterinarian to provide seamless care.
Please visit our Ultrasound services page for more information or check out the video to the right for a look at what to expect.
For our family veterinarians:
It is ideal to not allow your pet to urinate immediately before the ultrasound. The bladder can be better evaluated when full.
Medications should be given on time as previously prescribed by your family veterinarian. You may give medications with a very small treat.
To obtain the best possible image, we will need to shave the area of interest and apply a non-toxic gel so the ultrasound probe has good contact with the skin.