Pet Ultrasound Services in Sellersville
Starting in the early 1980’s, ultrasound and scanning were used to diagnose many disease processes in small animal veterinary medicine. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, non-painful diagnostic method used to evaluate and stage many diseases. It is the best modality to evaluate fluid filled and soft tissue organs. Because ultrasound cannot penetrate through air, it is not useful to evaluate abnormalities if they are surrounded by gas.
Ultrasound allows us to visualize the internal architecture of many organs. Radiographically inapparent internal abnormalities such as:
- abscesses cannot only be seen, but can also be counted and measured
Although the ultrasound examination alone is in many cases non-specific for a particular disease, in conjunction with the animal’s age, sex, breed, history, physical exam, radiographic findings and lab work, as well as ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates or true-cut biopsies, the specificity for disease can be high. Many organs that are difficult to see on plain film radiographs (prostate) can be easily seen with ultrasound.
The only patient preparation necessary is clipping of the hair overlying the area to be scanned (the ultrasound will not penetrate through hair) and placing coupling gel on the skin surface just prior to the exam process. The entire scanning process takes 30-40 minutes. Images are acquired on the monitor of the ultrasound machine as well as on film for later viewing.
Schedule your pet ultrasound appointment by calling our Sellersville office at (215) 515-7713 today.
Our in-house lab gives us the ability to have immediate results on the following:
- Chemistry screen
- Heartworm checks
- Lyme test
- Urinalyisis / fecals
- Coagulation Screens
- Felv / FIV status
- Cytology / Fluid analysis
“I've been taking my pets to Rockhill Veterinary for 40+ years and continue to make the drive now that I live out of the area.”- Kathleen M.
“Thank you!! The staff has been amazing and the Doctor has been great with my pup! Our new vet for sure!”- Raynell MH.
“I find the doctors and staff at this practice very kind and caring. Dr. Lin has been especially responsive to the concerns we have about our puppy, Schroeder.”- Joyce J.