A pet ultrasound is the second most common type of diagnostic imaging tool. It is used by our MyOwnVet veterinarians to diagnose a medical condition for your pet. Ultrasounds use sound-waves to examine and photograph internal tissues in real-time.
An ultrasound allows our veterinarian to see into a pet’s body in real-time. They also allow easy viewing of organs from different angles that are not easily achieved through x-rays.
An ultrasound is a painless procedure, there is little-to-zero discomfort during these examinations. In many cases, your pet’s hair may need to be shaved to allow for the best picture quality as ultrasounds are not transmitted through the air.
During the scan a water-based gel is applied is gently placed on the area that is to be examined, and a transducer probe is utilised. A sedative is not usually necessary; however, it may be used for pets that are unable to stay still.
In most cases, your pet will be to admitted to the vet clinic for the day. We ask that you bring your pet unfed of the morning of the scan on the off chance that your pet does need a sedative.
Many of the internal organs can be scanned including kidneys, bowel, bladder, spleen, liver, prostate, heart, and uterus.
Reasons to get an Ultrasound
Diagnose problems earlier.
May lead to more successful treatment outcomes.
Painless and non-invasive
Can help diagnose a wide range of medical conditions.
be used to help young and healthy pets—not just for sick and old animals.
Finding the best way to treat your pet
At MyOwnVet we endeavour to find the cause of your pets discomfort. Contact us today if you wish to further discuss how an ultrasound can help your pet.
Dr Ahmed, as you know, over the last few months we have been dealing with our Gussy Boy having Lymphoma, and the compassion and love you have shown us and our boy through this difficult time have helped us deal with a very hard loss. You looked after Gus like he was your own, you welcomed him in like he was family, and he loved you for it. Your love for animals is above what I’ve ever seen from any vet in my life, you are truly a wonderful man Ahmed, thank you for caring so much and making a tough time a little less painful and being there when we needed you.
Thank you so much for looking after him, we truly appreciate everything you have done for us and Gus. Jared, you also took Gus on as your own, its hard not to, right? Every time I spoke to you, your compassion was so soothing. He was your buddy for a couple of weeks and Gus absolutely loved going there because you guys made him part of your family. Thank you. I can’t thank you both enough for all you have done for us, Gussy Boy was a true star, and his personality rubbed off on anyone who knew him. Thank you once again
I just wanted to say thank you to Ahmed & Jared from My Own Vet for the honesty, care & compassion that they’ve shown to my family & our cat Fonzie over the last couple of weeks, including whilst we were overseas on holiday. We made the difficult decision to say goodbye to Fonze last night but the guys from My Own Vet went above & beyond the call of duty to ensure that our furry friend had the best possible yet most cost-effective treatment & was comfortable right up until the end. Ahmed & Jared’s love of animals truly shines through & we’re incredibly lucky to have them serving our community. Thanks guys.