UltraSound Services

Get a Better Look

Ultrasound Services at Dandy Acres features a full-service ultrasound suite and trained ultrasound crew.

Your dog or cat can't tell us what's bothering them. In order to diagnose your pet's problem, we use our training, experience and state-of-the-art technology to determine the source of your animal's discomfort. Dandy Acres Small Animal Hospital has on-site ultrasound machines to provide a proper diagnosis.

Ultrasounds are ideal for providing a non-invasive, radiation-free view of your pet’s organs, including the stomach, liver, kidneys, heart and more. This helps with locating an organ when trying to obtain a biopsy or urine sample. For ultrasound-guided cystocentesis, we will quickly get a urine sample from your pet to get uncontaminated results for the lab.

- We have a state of the art Sonoscape S8 ultrasound which can be used to examine the heart and all organs within the abdomen.

- This is a non-invasive, pain-free, radiation-free method to gather more information about your pet's condition.

- Ultrasound uses sound waves to develop images of what's going on inside the body. The sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs which are interpreted in real time by the Veterinarian.

- Ultrasound is used to better characterize tumors within the abdomen, presence of stones within the urinary tract, staging renal disease, characterizing liver disease, gastrointestinal mobility, visualization of foreign objects within the gastrointestinal tract, cardiac structure and much more.

- Ultrasound can be used to more accurately acquire samples of urine from the bladder, samples of masses within the abdomen, and even the functionality of the heart

We offer different levels of ultrasound services, including inexpensive fast-scans, more advanced organ scans and full ultrasound services. Ultrasounds are useful in determining a variety of medical conditions, such as:

- Heart murmurs

- Liver disease

- Kidney disease

- Pregnancy

- Cancer

A proper diagnosis leads to better pet care. Call Dandy Acres today to schedule an ultrasound for your pet.