An ultrasound works by using high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time, three-dimensional image of your pet’s internal organs. These high-definition images allow our doctors to see if there is any pathology present at the time the ultrasound is performed. At St. John Animal Clinic, we use ultrasound to look at the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, and intestines to help diagnose many different conditions.

With the help of ultrasound, we can quickly locate tumors, cysts, stones, free-fluid, and enlarged organs within your pet’s abdomen. Ultrasound can also be used to confirm pregnancy by allowing visualization of the heartbeats of puppies and kittens.