At Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Brewer, ME, we offer pet ultrasound services to provide valuable diagnostic information about your pet’s health.

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Understanding Ultrasound

Our skilled veterinarians utilize ultrasound technology to visualize internal organs and tissues, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions.

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. These images allow our veterinarians to assess the size, shape, and texture of organs such as the liver, kidneys, bladder, and heart. Ultrasound is beneficial for detecting abnormalities such as tumors, cysts, and fluid buildup within the body. We do not offer full abdominal or thoracic ultrasounds but emergency-focused scans.

Benefits of Ultrasound Services

Diagnostic Accuracy

Pet ultrasound provides detailed and accurate images of your pet’s internal organs, helping our veterinarians diagnose a wide range of medical conditions with precision.

Non-Invasive Procedure

Unlike some diagnostic tests that may require anesthesia or invasive procedures, pet ultrasound is non-invasive and painless for your pet, minimizing stress and discomfort.


Pet ultrasound can be used to evaluate various organ systems, making it a versatile tool for diagnosing a variety of health issues in pets of all ages and breeds.

Real-Time Imaging

Pet ultrasound provides real-time images, allowing our veterinarians to visualize organ function and movement as it happens. This immediate feedback aids in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for your pet’s health concerns.

When Ultrasound May Be Recommended

There are several situations where our veterinarians may recommend a pet ultrasound:

  • Monitoring Pregnancy: Ultrasound can be used to monitor the health and development of unborn puppies or kittens during pregnancy, ensuring a smooth and successful delivery.
  • Investigating Symptoms: If your pet is experiencing symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, ultrasound may be recommended to help identify the underlying cause of these symptoms.
  • Assessing Organ Function: Ultrasound can help evaluate the size, shape, and function of organs such as the liver, kidneys, and heart, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions.