Ultrasound involves using high-frequency sound waves to image the internal structure of organs. It is an invaluable tool in the veterinary emergency room.

Patients in critical condition may receive rapid-assessment scans. It helps to quickly diagnose the presence of fluid or air in the chest or abdomen so that appropriate treatment can begin. Ultrasound also has a wide range of applications for reaching a better diagnosis in patients. It is particularly useful when investigating diseases of the abdominal organs, such as the liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract, as well as the eyes and even muscles and joints.

As of February 29, 2024, CIVEH will now offer Ultrasound Referral Services led by Dr. Matthew Guenther.

Our Ultrasound Referral Services include: 

  • Abdominal Ultrasound: Interpretation by Dr. Guenther or referral for specialist interpretation if desired. 
  • Cervical Ultrasound: Exploration of thyroid/parathyroid regions for a more thorough diagnostic assessment. 
  • Echocardiograms: Available starting in March to assess cardiac health and function. 
  • Fine Needle Aspirates: Cytology and/or culture for various organs, including but not limited to spleen, liver, gall bladder, intestine, lymph nodes, omentum, and lung. 
  • Percutaneous Drainage: Effective drainage procedures to manage fluid accumulations. 
  • Tru Cut Biopsy: Precise tissue sampling for a detailed pathological examination. 
  • Monitoring of Sedated Patients: Oversight by our Registered Veterinary Technologists (RVT) for safe and comfortable sedation. 

To refer a patient, complete the form below and select “Ultrasound Referral.”

If your patients is critical and requires emergency care, they should be referred as a “ER Referral” to our emergency department. 

Online Referral Form

For further inquiries, please get in touch with our referral coordinator at 250-933-0913 ext 4 or ultrasounds@civeh.com.