Ultrasonography is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that can image structures within the body. An abdominal ultrasound can reveal problems with the liver, gallbladder, intestinal tract, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands and urinary bladder. An ultrasound of the heart, or an echocardiogram, allows us to see the heart in motion. We can assess the four heart chambers, the heart valves, and blood flow through the heart. A complete, detailed scan usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Your pet's hair will be shaved in the appropriate area, heart or abdomen, and most pets do not require any sedation for this procedure.
Capeside Animal Hospital refers our patients to a board certified veterinary radiologist in Wilmington.