Cardiac & Abdominal Ultrasound

Ultrasounds are a form of radiology that use sound waves to create an image of the internal structures of the body. Ultrasounds are useful for visualizing soft tissues or fluid-filled structures. If you have ever seen a picture of a fetus taken before birth, then you were looking at an ultrasound that captured an image of the fluid-filled structure that was the womb of the mother.

In the past few decades, ultrasounds have revolutionized both human medicine and veterinary medicine because of their ease, accuracy, and safety. In the past, for a doctor to see the organs or soft tissues of a patient, their only option was to perform a surgery. Thanks to radiology such as ultrasounds and x-rays, countless lives can be saved and painful surgeries avoided.

Ultrasounds are completely safe and noninvasive. A veterinary ultrasound technician will prepare a patient for an ultrasound simply by rubbing a cooling gel on the area of interest for the procedure, and sometimes shaving excess fur if needed. Once they are set up, they can produce a real-time video of the internal structures on an in-room screen for viewing.

Some common uses for veterinary ultrasounds include diagnosing pregnancy, abdominal issues, cardiac abnormalities foreign body ingestion, intestinal disorders, cancer, and abdominal masses.

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We are aware of Texas Governor Abbot's announcement to rescind the mask mandate effective 10 March 2021. For the safety of our clients and team, our hospital will continue to follow CDC Guidelines: masks required and practice social distancing.

As a reminder, here's what you can expect when visiting us for an appointment:

  • • When you arrive in the parking lot, please call 214-726-0838, followed by option 2. This will allow you to check-in for your appointment.
  • • As soon as we have a fully disinfected exam room available, one of our team members will come to get you and your pet.
  • • Please note we are only allowing one client in each exam room. If you have children with you, we kindly request you remain in your car, and we will perform your appointment via car-side service.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and support. Together we can minimize exposure and keep everyone we love safe.

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The Team at Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital