We encourage our pet owners to accompany their pets during the scan as they will often feel more at ease and relax while being scanned. We ask that you bring your pet in unfed on the day of admission, as they may need to be sedated to allow us to do the best scan possible.
Shaving of the area is undertaken before scanning, so your pet may look different when they come home. No pain is felt during an ultrasound exam; however, discomfort from pressure may be felt. Sedatives may be necessary for those animals that won’t stay still or are uncomfortable. Firstly, to preform the scan, it requires the application of a water-soluble gel over the examination area. A transducer (probe) is then placed on the skin to undertake the procedure.
Once completed, one of our veterinarians will discuss the scan with the sonographer, before discussing any findings and treatment plan with you.