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Thank you all so much for your understanding and patience these past years with the changes we had to institute due to the pandemic. We all know just how unprecedented it was, and we appreciate your cooperation in helping us continue to provide care for your beloved pet while keeping our team healthy.

We are excited for yet another change!

Beginning Monday, April 4, 2022, we will no longer limit the number of family members present for examinations. We will also be allowing clients into the building for technician appointments. Due to the small size of the lobby, we still ask that you call from your car upon arrival and provide a history over the phone so we can limit traffic in the building. We have found that the decreased noise in the lobby has seemed to really relax many of your pets. We will gladly escort you into an exam room when it is ready.

For our day admission appointments and surgical patients, we will remain curbside only due to the limited space in the hospital.

If you do not wish to come into the office for your pet’s appointment or simply enjoy the convenience of curbside, we are pleased to continue to offer this as an option.
A mask will not be required in accordance with our county’s guidelines. You may see some of our staff continue to wear them. If you would feel more comfortable if our team members wear a mask during your interaction, we will happily do so.

The lobby will also be open for prescription medication and food pick-ups. Again, if you would prefer to have these brought to your car, please just call in when you are here and ask!

We look forward to seeing you and your pet!

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Pet Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce a 2-D image of your pet’s internal structures. Unlike X-ray, which produces a static image, ultrasound allows us to see your pet’s internal structures in motion.

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Learn more about what our pet ultrasound service entails below!

An abdominal ultrasound is a diagnostic test that observes the organs and internal structures of your pet’s abdomen. We can view the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, stomach, pancreas, intestinal tract, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create live images. The ultrasound can help discover where and why a problem is occurring so that appropriate treatment can be started. In some cases, the ultrasound findings may result in your pet needing additional testing.

If your pet has been showing symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, abnormal urination, or a mass that can be palpated. Other situations in which an ultrasound may be necessary are if lab work or radiographs are abnormal.

Ultrasounds are typically done with the pet lying on their back on a foam padding. The veterinarian at our animal hospital holds a transducer or probe against the skin. As the transducer is moved over the skin, it sends sound waves to the structures inside, which are then translated to black and white images on a screen. Your pet’s fur will be shaved for the procedure and ultrasound gel is used to provide better conduction.
Ultrasounds are usually painless and often performed in a quiet, dark room. Most pets can lie comfortably with minimal restraint during the procedure, but a light sedation may be recommended to minimize your pet’s stress. Almost all pets can safely undergo an ultrasound, regardless of medical concerns.