Our Peninsula Vet Care hospitals have ultrasound machines that allow us to “look inside” your pet, without the need for an anaesthetic or surgery. Though sedation and a small clipping of fur may be required, ultrasound can provide us with non-invasive, valuable information about organ tissue or affected body systems, allowing us to diagnose.
- Collecting urine samples from the bladder
- Assessing the chest and abdomen following trauma (i.e. car accidents)
- Assessing masses, organs or tissue for disease
- Collecting biopsies
- Assessing hearts for signs of disease or early signs of heart failure (for heart disease we can request a full examination by a cardiac veterinary specialist)
- Pregnancy ultrasonography