In order for your pets to receive the best care we utilise the benefits of Ultrasound scanning. This is a pain free procedure that produces images of the body to allow our Vets to have a closer look into the health of your pets.
Non-invasive and safe
Ultrasound is a non invasive and safe technique that allows us to look inside your pet’s body and helps us assess the internal structure of bodily organs.
Ultrasound can help with the diagnosis of problems in the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and intestines. Ultrasound of the heart is vital for diagnosing the cause of heart murmurs which helps us decide on the best treatment options and evaluate the prognosis for your pet.
Your pet may require sedation prior to their ultrasound. We always recommend fasting your pet for at least 6 hours prior to their ultrasound, as food or gas in the stomach can interfere with the images obtained.
CT and MRI
CT and MRI provide detailed images of joints, organs, the brain and spinal cord. They are very helpful in diagnosing problems of the nervous system, such as growths in the brain, intervertebral disc disease and congenital deformities.
We are happy to work closely with specialist veterinarians to access CT and MRI facilities. If your pet requires advanced imaging, we can provide you with a referral to a specialist centre nearby.
Your pet will need a general anaesthetic for these advanced imaging procedures, so please ensure they have been fasted for at least 8 hours prior to your appointment with the specialist.