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Veterinary ultrasound has advanced the way we are able to diagnose and monitor medical conditions. From detecting pregnancies to identifying underlying health issues, ultrasound is an invaluable tool that helps us deliver accurate and efficient care for your pets.


Dr. Hauer has over 10 years of experience in veterinary ultrasound and carries a certificate from the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in addition to having completed several advanced courses. 


Safe and painless, ultrasound utilizes sound waves to form an image of what is happening in your pet's body. There is no radiation with ultrasound. Sedation may be used to ensure your pet remains still and relaxed allowing us to capture the best possible images. This approach not only enhances the quality of our diagnostics but also ensures your pet's comfort.


A focused ultrasound is a short ultrasound performed at the time of your appointment that is interpreted immediately by your veterinarian. We use this when we want to look at only one body system, for example to check on a pregnancy and look for puppy or kitten heartbeats, to look at the bladder when a pet is having urinary symptoms, or to check for fluid accumulating in the abdomen or chest. All of our veterinarians are trained in focused ultrasound. 


This study is done to evaluate for heart disease and give us information about severity, prognosis and treatment. A cardiac ultrasound focuses on the heart evaluating all 4 chambers, the heart muscle wall size and contraction, the valves, the flow of blood from each chamber and out the aorta and pulmonary artery. Sometimes we combine a heart ultrasound with X-Rays of the lungs for a more complete picture of your pets health. We can expect a cardiologist report within 2 business days. 


An abdominal ultrasound offers a detailed view of your pet's internal organs, aiding in the diagnosis of various conditions and helping us tailor the best treatment plan for your pet's health. Images or videos will be obtained of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, adrenal glands, kidneys, bladder, spleen, colon, stomach, small intestines, lymph nodes, and uterus and ovaries or prostate. We can expect a specialist report within 2 business days. STAT reports are available for urgent cases if needed.

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