Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital offers various specialized pet medical services for
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
Very safe and painless, ultrasound imaging provides information that traditional radiographs and other imaging modalities can not. Ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies are important non-invasive diagnostic tools.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive and non-painful procedure. A transducer (i.e., a small handheld tool) is applied to the surface of the body from which an ultrasound image is desired. Gel is used to help the transducer slide over the skin surface to create a more accurate visual image.
Sound waves are emitted from the transducer and directed into the body where they are bounced off the various organs to different degrees depending on the density of the tissues and amount of fluid present. The sounds are then fed back through the transducer and are reflected on a viewing monitor. The procedure does not involve radiation.
Our ultrasound technology is digital, so images and studies can be sent electronically to board-certified radiologists for same-day consultations as needed.
Our digital X-ray unit allows us to obtain images within seconds, so we can make decision about your pet’s care quickly. All our images are submitted to be evaluated by board certified radiologists. This service assures correct diagnoses within a few short hours.
Most of our images can be obtained without any sedation or anesthesia. When necessary, your veterinarian will communicate with you when an anesthetic plan is needed for your pet.
Radiographs helps our veterinarians make more precise diagnoses. This in turn can help us and you make timely decisions regarding your pets’ care.