The ultrasound services available at Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville are useful to pet owners for a variety of reasons. Ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless imaging technique that uses soundwaves to detect abnormalities and diseases in internal organs.
Our veterinarians can use ultrasound evaluations on abdominal organs including:
Thyroid and parathyroid
Ultrasound testing is a key tool used to detect changes in the shape, size, tissue, density, internal structure and position of organs. The exam can identify most abdominal masses or tumors, fluid within the abdominal cavity as well as abnormal lymph nodes. Ultrasounds are also commonly used to check for pregnancy. Typically, Shores Animal Hospital vets will recommend an ultrasound exam as the next step after blood work, physical exams, x-rays, and other primary diagnostic strategies.
Ultrasounds are also helpful in pregnant pets or during pet reproductive services.
Is an Ultrasound Painful for Pets?
No. Ultrasound procedure is non-invasive.
Will My Pet Need Sedation or Anesthesia for an Ultrasound?
Neither sedation nor anesthesia is required for most pets; however, some dogs are resistant to lying on their backs and may need sedation to allow the diagnostic test to be completed.
Pet Ultrasound in Gainesville Florida
Please call Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville if you have any questions regarding our pet ultrasound procedures or to make an appointment!