Our veterinarians utilize the latest imaging and ultrasound techniques to ensure your pet is comfortably safe throughout the entire procedure.
At PriVET Pet Care, we’re proud to offer the best mobile vet service in the area, and that includes our on-site diagnostic imaging and ultrasound exams. This advanced medical procedure provides our highly trained veterinary technicians with a complete internal analysis of your pet’s body and can be recommended for several different health concerns, including unexplained weight loss or negative change in urinary habits. Before our vets offer their professional medical solution, a thorough examination of your pet will be completed.
During the exam or procedure, your pet will comfortably lay on a padded cushion while our expert technicians apply alcohol to the area they plan to examine. Our veterinarians are specially trained to perform the examination by gently moving an ultrasound transducer back and forth along your pet’s skin.
With our diagnostic imaging service, we have an excellent way to examine your pet’s internal well-being with a non-intrusive technique, which could mean less pain and a quicker recovery for your furry friend!
Pet Imaging & Ultrasounds
COMMON REASONS FOR AN ULTRASOUND
We may request that your pet receive an ultrasound for one of the following reasons:
Abdominal Pain With or Without Enlargement
- Prolonged Vomiting or Diarrhea
- Weight Loss With Little to No Change in Eating Habits
- A Negative Change in Urinary Habits
- Chronic Infections
- Cancer Staging
COMMON ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSES
Upon completing your pet’s imaging and/or ultrasound exam, we’ll sit down with you and discuss the results in detail to be sure you have a complete understanding of the diagnosis. Some common ones include:
- Masses in the abdomen are shown as a growth or abnormality in your pet. With an ultrasound, we can decipher which organs are being affected and if surgery is the best course of action. We may perform a needle aspiration or a biopsy to help us make an accurate diagnosis.
- Bladder and kidney infections happen when your pet is experiencing urinating problems or recurrent infections. An ultrasound is an efficient way to visualize the bladder, obtain urine, and identify possible stones or tumors.
ABOUT ORDERING ULTRASOUNDS
PLEASE NOTE: A pet guardian cannot directly order an ultrasound study, testing, or treatments. These tests must be ordered by a referring veterinarian or by a PriVET Pet Care company doctor.
IMAGING & ULTRASOUND FEES
More often than not, the professional fees for an ultrasound involve an ultrasound-guided needle aspiration or biopsy to ensure we are making the proper diagnosis for your beloved four-legged friend. That being said, this additional procedure can result in extra costs. When PriVET Pet Care visits your home, you may be charged a fee for:
- Home Visit
- Possible Sedation
- Biopsy or Cytology Collection Fees
- Lab Fees
Depending on the diagnosis of your pet’s condition, you may also have to pay for treatment options such as surgery or chemotherapy.