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Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of an animal’s body, giving us important information about the circulatory, skeletal, and gastrointestinal systems.

When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasound images can help identify disease, blockages, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries. Because ultrasounds don’t require radiation, they’re also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.

An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body.

Most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder, ultrasound is completely painless and non-invasive. It usually requires some sedation, however, because the patient must remain completely still.

We partner with local veterinary ultrasonographers to provide this service and work with board-certified radiologists for interpretation and recommendations. To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our ultrasound services, call us at (240) 403-8387.

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COVID-19 Update for Our Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care Family

Effective June 25th, 2020

Even though we have resumed full services and restrictions are starting to ease in our region, the coronavirus is still present and a serious concern. For that reason, we feel it is in the best interests of our team and clients to continue curbside care for the foreseeable future.

This means we will continue to limit access to our hospital to Woodley Gardens team members and client pets only, and our doctors will communicate with you via ZOOM conference during the appointment, or on the phone right after your pet’s appointment. If you use the ZOOM app, you can see your pet during the appointment. You can view our complete curbside protocol here.

We will also continue to maintain rigorous cleaning protocols, strict hand-washing procedures, and a mandatory stay-at-home policy for any staff member who is feeling ill. Temperatures are taken before each shift, and we require masks for all staff as well.

We ask that if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 that you find alternative transportation for your pet and alert us that he or she is coming from a COVID-19 positive household.

Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation, and please check our Facebook page for timely updates.

Stay safe and well, everyone!

The Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care Team