Ultrasound Pet Care
Ultrasound is a gentle and non-invasive tool that can be an important aid in an accurate diagnosis. It uses sound waves to create an image of the internal structure of a body. Ultrasound can be very useful when diagnosing conditions of pets that we see in our clinic.
What is Ultrasound and What Does it Do?
Ultrasound uses sound waves at a frequency that is beyond our ability to register. When combined with computer technology we can generate images of body parts and take a look inside at the internal structure. These images are created by the sound waves bouncing back off of what they encounter as the waves travel outwards. The image that is created can then be interpreted by our veterinary staff who will then provide a diagnosis on a condition, observe the extent of an injury or the size of a tumor, or see a developing fetus.
What can ultrasound be used for?
The vet at our clinic will use ultrasound primarily to:
- Monitor a pregnancy and determine the number expected in the litter
- Diagnose cancer or other diseases or health conditions
- Discover foreign objects that your pet may have swallowed
- Look for or determine the extent of a break or fracture in a bone
Simple and Pain-Free Diagnostic Tool
Ultrasound has the ability to be used in any area of your pet’s body without any discomfort for your pet. This enables the vet to take a look in delicate areas like around their eyes, allowing them to discover problems that they might not be typically be able to find. The images are produced instantaneously, allowing for immediate and accurate interpretations of your pet’s health. The best part is that sedation is not required to conduct an exam with ultrasound.
Services Provided by Our Surgical Team
Every surgery and treatment will start with a thorough examination so that the best course of action can be taken for the wellness of your pet. By assessing their health and educating you about their condition and needs, we are dedicated to keeping you fully informed about options that we feel are best and why. We want you to understand every aspect of their potential surgery or treatment, from anesthesia to any risks associated with the procedure.
Surgeries That Our Surgical Vets Perform Most Often
Our team sees some interesting cases, but our most common procedures that they tend to perform include:
- Spaying and neutering dogs and cats
- De-clawing cats
- Orthopedic surgery
- Procedures such as removal of growths or others involving soft tissue
The Benefits of the Surgical Services
Every creature that comes into our office is treated with care as if they were extensions of our own family. We are animal lovers at heart, and dedicated to providing quality services and much more, such as:
- Experienced and safe administration of anesthetics
- Knowledgeable surgical team members
- High-quality prescription pain relief
- Blood work prior to the administration of anesthesia
- Post-operative recovery instructions that are simple to follow
Contact Us Today!
At Affordable Animal Hospital in Whittier we are proud of our experienced and caring vets and technicians that aid in the healing and wellness of the pets in our community. We know that pets are important members of your family and they deserve a lot of love and care. Our clinic is clean with state-of-the-art equipment, ready to take on many of the needs of our patients. We want to provide excellent service at an affordable price, so that nothing stands in the way of the health of your pet. Contact us today for an appointment for the maintenance of your pet’s health!