What We Do

 

Welcome to the Animal Ultrasound Clinic.
We are a referral clinic, which means your regular veterinarian has referred your pet for specialized testing.
The Animal Ultrasound Clinic provides highly specialized and sophisticated test services for your veterinarian. These include ultrasound, echocardiography, ECG, ultrasound-guided biopsy, and endoscopy. The results and analysis of these tests can help your veterinarian to make the most accurate diagnosis possible. Your veterinarian will use this along with other information to decide on the best treatment options for your pet.



What we don’t do

While we care very much for the well being of your pet, we do not provide general veterinary services. Your veterinarian is the professional most familiar with you and your pet’s overall needs.



How we work

You are invited to observe your pet’s test whenever it is appropriate and the circumstances allow. This is possible for all procedures not requiring general anesthesia.

A full report and analysis of findings along with appropriate recommendations will be made and provided to your veterinarian. A copy of the report is faxed to your regular care clinic and is also made available to you, either at the conclusion of the office visit or by mail/email within 24 hours. Copies of the report may by forwarded to other facilities if requested.



Scheduling Routine Appointments

The veterinary staff or owner may call or fax to schedule a procedure. A Fax Referral Form completed by the veterinarian in charge will help ensure that we are aware of the pertinent details for each case.

While appointments should 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 will be taken to ensure that emergency situations are seen to as soon as possible. Your pet's health and comfort are our top priority.



Your Office Visit

You will receive a complete and detailed explanation of the procedure, the findings, and the significance of those findings. A copy of the report is faxed to your veterinarian and is also made available to you by mail or email within 24 hours. Copies of the report may be forwarded to other facilities if requested.

The expected lengths of the office visits normally are:

Echocardiogram or Abdominal Sonogram: 30 to 45 minutes

Pregnancy sonogram: 15 minutes

Ultrasound-guided biopsy and endoscopic procedures: 60 to 90 minutes.

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Dr. Thomas Rossi, DVM, is our main veterinarian. He consults on all internal medicine patients and provides diagnostic and treatment plans from nearly 30 years of experience.

Dr. Neil Harpster, VMD, is our off-site consulting cardiologist. His 50 years of experience in small animal cardiology brings a vast knowledge base to the echo lab.