Ultrasound is a very valuable diagnostic tool used to assess an animal's internal organs without having to perform surgery. Though ultrasound allows us to examine internal organs for location, size, shape, texture, and blood supply it does not always give a clear picture of how well the specific organ is working. This may be determined by other tests such as bloodwork or additional imaging.
A pet that requires an ultrasound can be dropped off in the morning to await their ultrasound appointment and then go home the very same night. It depends on the patients temperment and what type of procedure is being done if the patient will need to be sedated or not.