Pet Digital Radiographs and Ultrasound

Here at Animal Doctors, we go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure your pets get not just the best care possible but also a dash of genuine compassion.

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Pet Digital Radiographs and Ultrasound

We recognize that you place a high value on your dogs’ welfare because they are members of your family. For this reason, we are pleased to present our cutting-edge ultrasound and digital radiography services for pets, which are intended to give you unmatched insights into your pet’s health right here in Jeffersontown, KY.


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Why Choose Pet Digital Radiographs and Ultrasound?

Pet digital radiographs and ultrasounds are more than just diagnostic instruments; they’re windows into your pet’s health that go deeper. The following explains why Animal Doctors’ services are unique:

  • Clarity Beyond Compare: Our Pet digital radiographs capture detailed images of your pet’s internal structures, allowing for precise diagnostics. Paired with our advanced ultrasound technology, we gain insights into soft tissues, giving us a comprehensive view that traditional methods might miss.
  • Non-Invasive Precision: Say goodbye to the stress of invasive procedures. Our digital radiographs and ultrasound services provide detailed information without the need for surgery, ensuring a more comfortable experience for your pet.
  • Swift and Comprehensive Diagnostics: With these advanced technologies, our experienced veterinarians can swiftly diagnose a range of conditions, from orthopedic issues to abdominal abnormalities. Early detection means early intervention, improving outcomes for your furry family member.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Armed with detailed insights, we create tailored treatment plans that address the unique needs of your pet. This personalized approach ensures the most effective care for their specific health challenges.


Ultrasonography (also called ultrasound or sonography) is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that uses sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs and other structures inside the body. It can be used to evaluate the animal’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and bladder; to detect fluid, cysts, tumors, or abscesses; and to confirm pregnancy or monitor an ongoing pregnancy.

We may use this imaging technique in conjunction with radiography (x-rays) and other diagnostic methods to ensure a proper diagnosis. Interpretation of ultrasound images requires great skill on the part of the clinician.

The ultrasonographer applies gel to the surface of the body and then methodically moves a transducer (a small handheld tool) across the skin to record images of the area of interest. The gel helps the transducer slide more easily and create a more accurate visual image.

The transducer emits ultrasonic sound waves, which are directed into the body toward the structures to be examined. The waves create echoes of varying degrees depending on the density of the tissue and amount of fluid present. Those waves create detailed images of the structures, which are shown on a monitor and recorded for evaluation.

Ultrasound does not involve radiation, has no known side effects, and doesn’t typically require pets to be sedated or anesthetized. The hair in the area to be examined usually needs to be shaved so the ultrasonographer can obtain a good result.

If you have any questions about our ultrasonography service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.