What to Expect
If your primary care veterinarian has requested an ultrasound for your pet or you suspect that your pet needs an ultrasound, Minnesota Veterinary Ultrasound can help!
- First, ask your primary care veterinarian to contact Dr. Weisman at Minnesota Veterinary Ultrasound.
- Then, your veterinarian and Dr. Weisman will discuss recommendations for diagnostic ultrasound for your pet and will schedule an appointment.
- Your veterinarian will contact you to confirm your ultrasound appointment and give you any specific instructions.
- On appointment day, you can go directly to your veterinarian’s clinic. Dr. Weisman will conduct the ultrasound with the help of your veterinarian’s staff.
- Many ultrasounds are done with your pet fully awake and lying down comfortably. Sometimes sedation is necessary for patient comfort and best diagnostic results.
- Dr. Weisman will initially discuss the ultrasound results with your veterinarian at the time of the exam if they are present. A comprehensive written ultrasound report will be sent to your veterinary hospital the next business day.
- Your primary veterinarian will review your pet’s test results and discuss next steps in patient care.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a pet owner. How do I schedule an exam for my pet?
What are common indications for an abdominal ultrasound?
An abdominal ultrasound is commonly recommended for patients with vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, urinary tract problems, hormonal diseases, and abnormal laboratory bloodwork values.