Ultrasonography is used within the practice to examine the soft tissues within the patient’s thoracic or abdominal cavities. This equipment may be used to obtain a definitive diagnosis following blood investigations and radiographs. In most cases, ultrasonography may be performed in conscious patients, however sometimes sedation is required when examining, particularly in cats and stressed patients.

The ultrasound may also be used to detect pregnancies, and examine tendons, tendon sheaths and large joints like the stifle joint (knee joint.)