Referring Veterinarian Information

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We are excited to announce we are now offering outpatient ultrasound services, including abdominal ultrasound, system-focused ultrasound, and echocardiogram services. We know the wait to get these services elsewhere can be weeks to months, and it is our hope to enable patients to get care earlier, improve clinical outcomes, and increase convenience to clients.

These are for non-urgent situations only. If your patient is experiencing an emergency, please refer them to your recommended 24-hour ER facility.

We will not provide fine needle aspirate services during these ultrasounds. If your patient has a known need for FNA during an ultrasound, please refer to your speciality hospital of choice.

Like with other referral services, a pet parent cannot call us directly to schedule an appointment. We will need you to fill out the referral form and provide us with their medical history. Once received, we will contact the owner to get them scheduled.

Other things to know:

  • Patients must be up-to-date on their Rabies, DAPP and Bordetella vaccinations for dogs and Rabies and FVRCP for cats.

  • These will be drop off appointments and owners will not be allowed to be present during the ultrasound nor will they receive any information about results on the day of the imaging.

  • We cannot guarantee pick up times or determine exact times the ultrasound will be performed.

  • Images are sent out to our radiology service and a report will be sent to your office within 24 hours to 48 hours.

  • We will not discuss results of the ultrasound with the owner. We will forward these results to your office and you will be responsible for discussing the results with the client.

  • Patients will need to be fasted. If the patient has a condition that contraindicates fasting (such as diabetes), please advise owners to feed them normally before drop off. If the patient has medications they need to take, such as Vetmedin, please make sure they take this medication at their usual time with a small meal. Water intake does not need to be limited.

    • If desired, clients can bring their pets food and we can feed them after the images are taken.

  • Patients will be shaved, we will try to keep it as minimal as possible but this is dependent type of ultrasound and conformation of the pet.

  • We strongly recommend prescribing your patient oral pre-medications (such as Trazodone and Gabapentin) for their stay with us to minimize stress and prevent the need for injectable sedation. If injectable sedation is needed, our DVM will perform an exam and prescribe sedation appropriate for their health status.