Lake Anna Veterinary Hospital is able to perform ultrasound exams. An ultrasound exam is a painless, non-invasive tool that allows us to visualize tissues inside your pet’s body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines that are not otherwise possible for us to examine. When used to evaluate the heart we call this procedure an echocardiogram. The ultrasound machine sends sound waves travel into your pet’s the body, listens for echoes, and uses these echoes to form a picture of the internal organs that we can visualize on a screen. We see these results real time, allowing us to see how the organs are moving and how blood is flowing through the dog or cat at the time of the procedure. We can also see the location, size, shape and texture of the organs.
We routinely use this technology to evaluate for the following: