Imaging plays an important role in diagnosing and monitoring treatment in our dogs and cat patients. Ultrasound  uses sound waves to help us “look into  the inside”. It is minimally invasive, does not use radiation and often does not require any sedation. However we do have to shave your pet in the area needed and apply a gel in order to in receive accurate  results. So it is not just digital radiographs anymore. Our hospital  has  always embraced ultrasonography as a big diagnostic tool. In the past we utilized a mobile Board Certified (B.C.)  Cardiologist for all Echocardiograms. We utilized an experienced Ultrasonography Technician for abdominal and thyroid scans who then forwards the digital scans and images to either a Board Certified  Internal Medicine Specialist, a B. C. Radiologist or  a B. C. Cardiologist.  But now we are excited haver expanded to include our own Ultrasound techniques with the most modern equipment to help us help your pets immediately.   Of course there will still be cases in which  we will recommend the Specialists in house or a  referral to an internal medicine specialist. We will always offer you all the choices available!