Veterinary Services

Pet Ultrasound Services at Northwood Animal Hospital in High Point, NC

Discover pet ultrasound services at Northwood Animal Hospital. Our advanced imaging allows for accurate diagnoses and compassionate care for your furry companion.

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What are Pet Ultrasound Services?

Pet ultrasound services, also known as ultrasonography, are a non-invasive and invaluable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. This advanced imaging technique uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of your pet’s internal organs and structures. The procedure is painless and safe, providing real-time visualization of organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, and bladder.

At Northwood Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer pet ultrasound services that provide a comprehensive view of your pet’s health. Our skilled veterinarians use ultrasound to assess various conditions, from detecting tumors to evaluating organ function. This allows for accurate diagnoses and tailored treatment plans, ensuring the best care for your furry companion. With our commitment to excellence in veterinary care, you can trust us to provide compassionate and thorough ultrasound services for your pet’s well-being.

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Benefits of Pet Ultrasound Services

  • Accurate Diagnoses: Ultrasound provides clear and precise images, aiding in the accurate diagnosis of health issues.

  • Non-Invasive: Unlike some diagnostic procedures, ultrasound is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia in most cases, making it safer for your pet.

  • Versatility: Pet ultrasound can be used to examine various organs and body systems, offering a comprehensive assessment of your pet’s health.

  • Guided Procedures: Ultrasound can also be used to guide our veterinarians during procedures such as biopsies or fluid aspirates, improving accuracy and safety.

  • Monitoring Health: Regular ultrasound screenings can help monitor chronic conditions, track the progression of diseases, and assess treatment effectiveness.

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Why Choose Northwood Animal Hospital for Pet Ultrasound?

  • Experienced Team: Our veterinarians and technicians are highly trained and skilled in performing pet ultrasound procedures.
  • Advanced Equipment: Northwood Animal Hospital is equipped with modern ultrasound technology to ensure high-quality imaging.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand that veterinary visits can be stressful for pets. Our team provides gentle and compassionate care to ensure your pet’s comfort.
  • Personalized Approach: We tailor our pet ultrasound services to each patient, providing individualized care based on their unique health requirements.
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Pet Ultrasound Procedure at Northwood Animal Hospital

During the ultrasound procedure at Northwood Animal Hospital, your pet is gently positioned on a comfortable bed. A warm gel is then applied to the area of interest, aiding in the transmission of sound waves. Using a handheld probe, our skilled veterinarian moves it over the gel-coated area, emitting high-frequency sound waves. These waves bounce off internal structures, creating real-time images displayed on a monitor. Our veterinarian carefully examines these images for any abnormalities or issues. Throughout the procedure, your pet is kept calm and comfortable by our attentive staff. Once the scan is complete, the gel is wiped off, and your pet can return to you with minimal discomfort. This non-invasive and painless procedure provides valuable insights into your pet’s health, aiding in informed treatment decisions.

When is Pet Ultrasound Necessary?

  • Abnormal Lab Results: If your pet’s blood work or other diagnostic tests show abnormal results, ultrasound may be recommended to further investigate.
  • Unexplained Symptoms: Symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, or changes in behavior without a clear cause may warrant an ultrasound.
  • Monitoring Chronic Conditions: Pets with chronic diseases such as kidney or heart disease may benefit from regular ultrasound screenings to monitor their condition.
  • Pregnancy: Ultrasound is commonly used to confirm pregnancy and monitor fetal development in pregnant pets.
  • Pre-Surgical Evaluation: Ultrasound can be used to assess the health of organs before surgical procedures, ensuring the safety of anesthesia.
  • Guided Procedures: When performing procedures such as biopsies, ultrasound can provide real-time guidance for accuracy.