Veterinary ultrasound is painless, non-invasive and allows us to see tissues not otherwise possible and can show more detail than an X-ray. Ultrasound does not involve any radiation such as x-rays. An ultrasound machine uses sound waves to penetrate internal organs rather than radiation as in the case on x-rays. These sound waves are transmitted at a much higher frequency than we can hear. It can help confirm a diagnosis. Guided by the image of the ultrasound, a veterinarian can obtain a small tissue sample (biopsy) by making a small incision and inserting a needle and withdrawing fluid to be sent for analysis. Since air impedes ultrasound waves, any hair must be shaven away first. The fur will trap air and deflect the waves. Gel is applied on the area to be viewed to block out air between the receiver and the patient. Depending upon the length of the ultrasound procedure, if the pet is apprehensive about clippers or if a biopsy is necessary, sedation or anesthesia may be required. Staff members have been trained and certified to proper ultrasound examinations. These examinations are then sent off to a board certified radiologist to confirm diagnosis along with your veterinarian.

Loop 363 Animal Hospital

106 Southwest H K Dodgen Loop

Temple, Texas 76504

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at: (254) 742-1516
Fax: (254) 742-1240
Email Us: loop363animalhospital@yahoo.com
After Hours ER's: 254-231-3774

(1st & 3rd Saturday's only)

Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed