Similar to an X-ray but often more accurate, ultrasound provides real-time images of your pet’s internal organs. Used primarily for abdominal or cardiac illnesses, ultrasounds allow your veterinarian to look inside your pet and perform organ biopsies that would otherwise require surgery.
Ultrasound is also used to diagnose pregnancy in pets and the viability of the fetus, and it is helpful for avoiding contamination when performing cystocentesis (collection of urine samples).
Aqueduct Animal Hospital is proud to work with Dr. Christopher Ryan as our veterinary radiologist! Dr. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in general biology and went on to earn his VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Ryan achieved board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2013. Learn more about him here.
Consultations are available by appointment with a board-certified radiologist. Just give us a call at 518-346-3467 today!