Ultrasonography

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 the best result.

Dr. Ron Hodges is an internal specialist from Allentown who performs ultrasounds once a month at Haverford Animal Hospital.

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

 

Doctors Appointment Hours

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday – Surgery Day Only

 

 

Hospital Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

Wednesday

Surgery Day Only

 


Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 COVID -19 Procedure

We all agree that our pets are family member(s).

When they need to see a doctor, we can’t rest until they have the care they deserve.

This is why Dr. Royster will be available for his patients’ needs.

The following steps must be taken to keep you and our Team safe from exposure.

Call our hospital and make an appointment.

When you arrive, go to our back parking lot. Please park facing our back door and call our phone number 610-525-1211. Please remain in your car with your Pet until a staff member comes. Please do the same if you are picking up medication and/or food.

Staff members will be gloved & masked.

We ask that you please wear a mask. 

 Please remain in your car in our parking lot during the exam so the doctor can call and speak with you with any questions you may have.

 Payment will be done over the phone.

Stay safe and well

  Thank you,

   Dr. Royster

 


Haverford Animal Hospital

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made a few changes to our every day producers to care for your pets.

Our hours have changed and we request that if you are unable to keep your appointment that you call us with a 24 hour notice. So that we can help other pets in need and give them that appointment.

We are grateful that you have chosen us for your pet care medical needs

A no show fee is $25.00.

Thank you