Diagnostic Ultrasound


Ultrasound is a common diagnostic tool that allows our veterinarians to visualize the internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, and lymph nodes. Ultrasound is noninvasive and does not require any form of sedation. Our hospital utilizes ultrasound to diagnose a variety of medical conditions. With ultrasound, we can quickly locate and locate tumors, cysts, stones, inflammation, and other problems within the internal system. In the case of pregnancy, we can also use ultrasound to visualize fetal heartbeats to ensure that the health and development of your pet’s puppies or kittens is right on track.

How Does Ultrasound Work?

Ultrasound imaging is produced by high frequency sound waves when directed at a specific area of the body. As the sound waves travel into the body, they return three dimensional images of the internal organs in real time. This allows for a detailed look at the internal organs to help us make a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your pet’s condition.

For more information about the ultrasound services offered at Essex Animal Hospital, please call us at (519) 776-7325.