Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services

Pet Ultrasound

At Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital in Plano, TX, we understand the importance of advanced diagnostic tools in providing comprehensive veterinary care for your pets. Our pet ultrasound services offer a non-invasive and invaluable tool for diagnosing and monitoring various medical conditions in dogs and cats.

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Understanding Pet Ultrasound

Pet ultrasound, also known as ultrasonography, is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of your pet’s internal structures. This painless and non-invasive procedure allows our veterinarians to visualize organs, tissues, and blood vessels in detail, providing valuable insights into your pet’s health.

During the ultrasound, your pet will lie comfortably on an examination table while our team uses a small handheld device called a transducer to transmit sound waves into the body. These sound waves bounce off internal structures and are then converted into real-time images on a computer monitor.

Benefits of Pet Ultrasound

Accurate Diagnosis

Pet ultrasound allows our veterinarians to visualize internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, and gastrointestinal tract with remarkable clarity. This enables us to accurately detect abnormalities such as tumors, cysts, organ enlargement, and fluid accumulation.

Non-Invasive Procedure

Unlike invasive diagnostic procedures such as exploratory surgery, pet ultrasound is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia or sedation in most cases. This makes it a safer and more comfortable option for pets, reducing stress and recovery time.

Real-Time Imaging

Pet ultrasound provides real-time imaging, allowing our team to observe organ function and blood flow patterns dynamically. This real-time feedback helps guide needle biopsies, evaluate heart function, and monitor fetal development during pregnancy.


Pet ultrasound is a versatile diagnostic tool that can assess various medical conditions, including gastrointestinal issues, urinary tract abnormalities, cardiac abnormalities, reproductive health, and soft tissue injuries.

When Is a Pet Ultrasound Necessary?

Pet ultrasound may be recommended in various situations, including:

  • Investigating unexplained symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or weight loss
  • Monitoring the progression of a known medical condition
  • Guiding biopsies or aspirates for further diagnostic evaluation
  • Evaluating reproductive health or monitoring pregnancy
  • Assessing cardiac function and detecting heart abnormalities

Schedule a Pet Ultrasound Today

Investing in your pet’s health and well-being includes utilizing advanced diagnostic tools like pet ultrasound. If your pet is experiencing health issues or if you have concerns about their overall well-being, schedule a pet ultrasound at Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital in Plano, TX. Our experienced veterinary team will provide compassionate care and accurate diagnostic assessments to help your pet live a happy and healthy life. Contact us today to book an appointment!