A non-invasive way to diagnose sick & injured pets.
We offer veterinary ultrasounds for pets. Much like ultrasound for people, pet ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive imaging technique used to diagnose sick and injured animals.
How does ultrasound work?
When the sound waves penetrate the body, they “bounce” back. The ultrasound machine measures the time it takes for a sound wave to bounce back and creates an image.
What conditions can be diagnosed by ultrasound?
Some injuries and conditions that can be identified via ultrasound include:
- Bladder and kidney stones
- Gastrointestinal obstructions
- Cysts and tumors
- Heart conditions
Ultrasound also allows us to safely collect biopsy and fluid samples without having to perform invasive surgeries.
What is going to happen to my pet during an ultrasound exam?
At Hampstead Animal Hospital we care about your pet as much as you do and want the ultrasound exam to be a positive experience! Your pet may need to have areas of fur clipped and potentially have mild sedation to allow the veterinarian to conduct the best possible assessment.
Will the doctor discuss the results with me?
After the exam, your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s ultrasound with you and make recommendations for follow-up care. If your pet had sedation or additional tests you will be given any special instructions at this time.
If your pet is showing signs of illness or injury, call us at (603) 329-7825 to schedule an appointment. An ultrasound may be able to assist in diagnosing the problem.