To provide your pet with the best care, VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital uses the latest veterinary diagnostic technology. Ultrasound is an advanced imaging technique that uses soundwaves to provide a real-time moving image of your pet's internal organs. This procedure is particularly useful for diagnosing abdominal and cardiac problems and can also be used to detect abdominal fluid, tumors, foreign bodies and other illnesses.
An ultrasound machine is on site to guide many diagnostic procedures, including biopsies and urinary bladder evaluations (for bladder stones/tumors). Ultrasound is also helpful to diagnose pregnancy and visualize fetal heart rates.