Ultrasound scans enable the vet to study the heart and all the abdominal organs as well as diagnose pregnancy. It can be used alone or to complement an x-ray. It produces real time images and has become an invaluable aid to the practice. It has the ability to look "through" organs and study internal structure, blood flow and movement patterns of for example the heart.
In January 2012 we updated our ultrasound equipment to a state of the art machine which allows more fine detail to be viewed and more advanced cardiac work to be carried out at the practice. The machine (Mylabvet30 Gold by Esoate) is allowing excellent progress to be made into fields of imaging usually only available at specialist referral centers.
John Hankinson BVSc, MRCVS has been using ultrasound at the practice for several years and has accumulated a considerable degree of skill through study and experience in the field. All Vets are using the new equipment regularly for soft tissue diagnostic and cardiology work.