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Ultrasound & Scans

Ultrasound examinations (or scans), are used in general practice to examine the size and structure of organs in a non-invasive manner. Until relatively recently vets and doctors had to rely on just clinical examinations (e.g. feeling and listening) and exploratory surgeries to assess what was happening inside their patients.

Nowadays ultrasound machines are readily available and at Craig Robinson Vets we have a very good scanner to help us diagnose and evaluate the progress of animal illnesses. Ultrasound scans are particularly useful for examining the abdominal organs, including the bladder, kidneys, prostate and liver, and for examining the heart.

Your pet’s hair may need to be clipped and sedation administered to allow a thorough and detailed ultrasound examination.