Policy Statement

 

The Animal Ultrasound Clinic is a referral clinic that provides highly specialized and sophisticated test services for you and your clients. These include ultrasound, echocardiography, ECG, ultrasound-guided biopsy, and endoscopy. The results and analysis of these tests help you to make the most accurate diagnosis possible, and to decide on the best treatment options for your patients.

We do not provide general veterinary services.

The owner is invited to observe the tests whenever it is appropriate and circumstances allow. This is possible for all procedures not requiring general anesthesia.

A full report of the procedure and detailed explanation of the findings will be made, along with appropriate recommendations. A copy of the report is faxed to the regular care clinic and is also made available to the owner. Copies of the report may by forwarded to other facilities if requested.

Expected lengths of appointments are:

Ultrasound-guided biopsy and endoscopic procedures — 60 to 90 minutes
Echocardiogram or Abdominal Sonogram — 30 to 45 minutes

Pregnancy sonogram — 15 minutes



Scheduling Routine Appointments

The veterinary staff or owner may call or fax to schedule a procedure. The veterinarian in charge will complete a Referral Form and have it faxed to our clinic. This will help ensure that we are aware of the pertinent details for each case.

While appointments should ideally be made several days in advance, critical cases will be accommodated as soon as possible.



Emergency Cases

We make every attempt to squeeze in emergency procedures that arrive at the clinic during regular office hours. An additional emergency fee may be applied if the emergency significantly affects the day's scheduled procedures. However, every measure available will be taken to ensure that emergency situations are seen to as soon as possible. The pet's health and comfort are our top priority.