Pine Ridge Pet Clinic and Deltona Animal Medical Center are proud to announce that we now have the capability of performing limited ultrasound exams. As part of our continued effort and goal to provide the highest quality of medicine to our patients, the acquisition of the ultrasound will allow our doctors to better diagnose and treat your pets.
Ultrasound is used to help identify underlying medical conditions. We can use ultrasound on the abdomen to help examine fine tissue structure, identify abdominal masses, and take a look into a pregnancy and evaluate fetal heart beats. The ultrasound can also be an aide in safely performing fine needle biopsies or acquiring a sterile urine sample. In some cases, the ultrasound can be used to help diagnose heart disease.
An ultrasound exam is not a replacement for blood work or radiographs. All of the diagnostics recommended by our veterinarians are in order to help accurately identify a problem and direct a more specific treatment plan. Our doctors will be happy to discuss the benefits of an ultrasound exam with you during your next appointment.