Serving Urbana, Ijamsville & Frederick County
At Village Vet of Urbana, we’re proud to offer several advanced veterinary diagnostic techniques for dogs and cats at our state-of-the-art animal hospital, including ultrasounds. With the ability to check for infections, tumors, and other internal irregularities that don’t show up on X-rays, we can make a quick, accurate diagnosis right here in our Frederick County office. Once we know what’s wrong, we can then deliver the most effective treatment to help your pet feel happy and healthy again in no time.
Our Veterinary Ultrasound Services
Ultrasounds are an important diagnostic tool for a variety of conditions that are easy to miss with other methods. The procedure involves pressing a special transducer probe up against your pet’s skin, which sends high-frequency sound waves into the animal’s internal organs. This is a painless, completely non-invasive process.
The probe transmits images in real time to an attached screen, creating a movie of your pet’s insides. Using the information on the screen, the experienced staff at Village Vet of Urbana can make educated decisions about your pet’s health without the need for invasive procedures. Ultrasounds help us do the following:
- Detect tumors: Pets with abnormal swelling, sores that won’t heal, loss of appetite, or an offensive odor about them could be in the early stages of cancer. Veterinary ultrasounds are often the first step in detecting tumors, whether benign or malignant. Early diagnostic testing is often the key to finding and removing a tumor before it grows, spreads, and threatens the animal’s life.
- Monitor animal pregnancies: You are probably most familiar with ultrasounds and their use in monitoring human fetal development. The same technology is also useful for detecting pregnancy in dogs and cats, as well as overseeing the health of the fetuses up until your pet delivers them.
- Check for internal irregularities: It’s possible for animals to experience mysterious symptoms that are undetectable with X-rays. Rather than resorting to expensive, invasive exploratory surgery, a vet tech can check your pet’s insides using ultrasound equipment. Everything from infections and inflammation to kidney stones and blood clots can be detected with an ultrasound, which leads to the proper treatment your pet needs to feel well again.
- Assist in taking biopsies: Ultrasound-guided biopsies make it easier for the vet to obtain the necessary tissue samples without major surgery. Often, your pet can go home the very same day after having this type of biopsy performed.
High-Tech Animal Hospital in Urbana, MD
When you choose Village Vet of Urbana as your veterinarian, you can rest assured you’ve selected one of the most advanced animal hospitals in Frederick County. Our knowledgeable staff, top-notch services, and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment allow us to treat most animal health problems right here in our clinic. This saves you money compared to visiting a specialty hospital, not to mention precious time that could be the key to restoring your pet’s health.
Schedule an Ultrasound for Your Pet at Village Vet of Urbana
If you think your pet could be having a health problem, call Village Vet of Urbana at 301-228-0681 for advice. We may recommend bringing the animal in right away for an ultrasound or other diagnostic tests. Our fully trained veterinary staff will use our high-tech equipment to discover what’s wrong and start the process of helping your pet heal.
Contact us today for advice about your pet’s symptoms or to schedule a visit to our animal hospital.