Ultrasound for Cats: fast, accurate results interpreted by veterinary specialists through advanced telemedicine

Understanding Ultrasound for Your Cat’s Health

Discover the power of non-invasive diagnostics with ultrasound—a cutting-edge tool that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to capture real-time images from within your cat’s body. At the Animal Care Clinic, our ultrasound exams are conducted by trained veterinary sonographers and interpreted by veterinary specialists for the most accurate results.

ultrasoundHow We Utilize Telemedicine for Precision

We harness the latest in telemedicine advancements to ensure the utmost accuracy and thoroughness in our diagnostic procedures. A skilled veterinary sonographer remotely accesses our ultrasound system, providing real-time support to guarantee precise images and measurements. These valuable results are then sent to a veterinary specialist with Oncura for interpretation, and we promptly communicate any diagnoses and necessary follow-up care to you.

When is an Ultrasound Exam Indicated?

When traditional diagnostics like blood tests, x-rays, or physical examinations hint at a problem but fall short of confirming a diagnosis, an ultrasound becomes a crucial next step. It allows us to delve deeper into your cat’s internal health and provides valuable insights for an accurate diagnosis.

Expect Quick Results and Compassionate Care

After completing the ultrasound exam, we swiftly submit images and patient history to a veterinary specialist for interpretation. You can typically expect results within 24 hours, ensuring timely insights into your cat’s health. While sedation is administered for the exam, rest assured that our team prioritizes your cat’s comfort and well-being throughout the process.

FAQs: Addressing Your Concerns

Will my cat need to be anesthetized?

Most often, general anesthesia is unnecessary. We lightly sedate the patient to ensure a relaxed and calm examination experience.

Will you have to shave my cat’s fur?

Yes, but only the amount necessary for optimal contact with the skin and to obtain clear images.

Will my cat need to be fasted prior to the exam?

Yes, we generally ask that you withhold food for 8 hours prior to the ultrasound exam, though free access to water is allowed.

How do I care for my cat after the ultrasound exam?

After the ultrasound, your cat may experience lingering effects of sedation for up to 12 hours. During this time, limit social encounters with small children and other pets to ensure your cat’s well-being and the well-being of others.