Inner South Veterinary Centre has a very modern ultrasound equipment. We perform abdominal, heart, chest and pregnancy ultrasounds. This is a very useful diagnostic measure to aid in the work up of liver, kidney and splenic disease as well as heart diseases. There are other indications for ultrasound as well. Abdominal, heart and chest ultrasounds require the patient to be dropped off at the Centre in the morning and collected in the afternoon. Pregnancy ultrasounds are usually done within a half hour consultation and the client stays with the patient.
Anaesthesia or even sedation is rarely used as ultrasound is a painless procedure, done in a darkened room, which is quite calming for most animals. The patient will usually have the examination area shaved, as it is necessary to have the ultrasound probe directly touching the skin.