What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound exam is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows us to see what's going on onside your pet using ultrasonic waves. We use ultrasound imaging here at Manor Vets for diagnosing and staging of many diseases. The process is not painful and our team work hard to ensure it is as stress free as possible for your pet.
We have invested in the latest imaging technology to facilitate accurate and rapid diagnosis of a wide range of conditions. Our sonographers can map detailed information about your pet's abdominal organs and allow non-invasive measurement of heart blood flow to help shape bespoke treatment plans.
Will my pet need an anaesthetic?
Anesthesia is not usually needed for most ultrasound examinations, unless biopsies are to be taken. The technique is totally painless and most pets will lie comfortably while the scan is being performed. Occasionally, if the pet is very frightened or fractious, a sedative may be necessary.