Pet Ultrasound

At Zion Veterinary Hospital in Hurricane, UT, our advanced pet ultrasound services ensure accurate diagnostic imaging and comprehensive care for your beloved companion.

a veterinarian using ultrasound to examine a dog

Understanding Pet Ultrasound

Pet ultrasound, also known as ultrasonography, is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves to create real-time images of your pet’s internal organs, tissues, and structures. This diagnostic tool allows our veterinarians to visualize the inner workings of your pet’s body, helping to identify and diagnose a wide range of health conditions.

How Pet Ultrasound Works

During a pet ultrasound procedure at Zion Veterinary Hospital, a trained veterinary technician will apply a small amount of gel to your pet’s skin and gently glide a handheld transducer over the area of interest. The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that bounce off internal structures and organs, producing detailed images on a computer monitor in real time. These images provide valuable information about your pet’s health and help our veterinarians make informed decisions regarding their care.

Key Benefits of Pet Ultrasound


Pet ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that does not require anesthesia or sedation, making it safe and comfortable for pets of all ages.

Comprehensive Imaging

Ultrasound allows for detailed imaging of internal organs, tissues, and structures, providing valuable insights into your pet’s health.

Accurate Diagnosis

Pet ultrasound can help diagnose various health conditions, including gastrointestinal issues, urinary tract abnormalities, and reproductive disorders.

Guided Procedures

Ultrasound-guided procedures, such as biopsies or fluid aspirates, can be performed in real-time as an accurate, non-invasive way to monitor your pet’s health.

When is Pet Ultrasound Necessary?

Pet ultrasound may be recommended in various situations, including:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation: If your pet is experiencing unexplained symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or difficulty urinating, an ultrasound can help identify the underlying cause.
  • Monitoring Chronic Conditions: For pets with chronic health conditions such as kidney disease or cancer, regular ultrasound exams can help monitor disease progression and treatment effectiveness.
  • Pregnancy Confirmation: Ultrasound is commonly used to confirm pregnancy and monitor fetal development in pregnant pets.

Trust Zion Veterinary Hospital for Pet Ultrasound in Hurricane, UT

Zion Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing compassionate care and advanced diagnostic services for your furry family members. If your pet needs diagnostic imaging, including pet ultrasound, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our experienced veterinary team is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the highest quality care for your pet.