Advanced Care


Our hospital offers limited ultrasound (sonogram) examinations as a non-invasive diagnostic procedure to evaluate your pet's internal organs and locate the presence of fluid in specific anatomic locations. If your pet needs an in-depth ultrasound, our VCA veterinarians will discuss with you the recommendation to refer to one of our local board-certified radiologists or internal medicine specialists. Ultrasound can be used to examine the abdominal organs, reproductive organs, cardiac and pulmonary structures, tendons and ligaments, as well as eyes. Ultrasound is non-invasive and generally well tolerated by pets. In most cases, ultrasound is relatively brief, may or may not require some sedation, and your pet is able to go home the very same day.