At World of Animals, we offer cat and dog ultrasounds and echocardiograms to patients with an active VCPR at our Bensalem hospital location. To provide the best care possible with these procedures, we work with board-certified radiologists and cardiologists, who specialize in radiology imaging and diagnosing and treating conditions related to the heart. Providing our patients and clients with access to these specialists means your pet can receive expert care in the familiarity of your primary vet’s office. With this collaborative approach, we’ll work together to create a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to your pet’s unique needs.
How Ultrasound Works
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves create moving images I real time of the abdominal organs and heart. When the sound waves painlessly bounce off the soft tissues, they generate echoes that are converted into electrical impulses. This enables our equipment to provide us with a real-time visualization of the organs and blood vessels.
The ultrasound itself is painless, but light sedation might be necessary to help your pet stay still so we can have a clear view of the area we need to examine. Sometimes we may need to also shave the area we are ultra sounding for best results.
Ultrasound Services We Offer
Our veterinarians and radiology specialists can provide the following services to evaluate your pet’s condition, diagnose underlying issues, and treat and monitor chronic conditions:
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Single and double cavity ultrasounds
- Internal medicine consultations (for managing chronic diseases)
- Echocardiograms (only available for 18 months and older)
Conditions We Can Diagnose & Treat
With advanced imaging technology at our disposal and access to board-certified experts, World of Animals Veterinary Hospital is equipped to diagnose and treat a large variety of conditions, including:
- Abdominal diseases
- Stomach cancer
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- GI obstruction
- Cardiac diseases
- Musculoskeletal diseases