Echocardiograms are recommended when heart disease is suspected based on auscultation, blood work, or radiographs.
In most cases, imaging is done at the time of your appointment. If imaging is required, please note that it may require up to an hour to complete.
Orthopedic Radiographic studies typically require your pet to be sedated to ensure they remain as comfortable as possible during the acquisition. By sedating, we are able to capture higher quality radiographs while preventing any stress and/or discomfort.
Ultrasounds are performed the day of based on urgency. Typically, ultrasounds must be scheduled.
Abdominal ultrasounds require your pet to be fasted, do not feed your pet the morning of their appointment.
Cardiac and Abdominal ultrasounds typically take one to two hours and may require sedation.
If sedation is needed, we usually recommend dropping off your pet as it will take over an hour.