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442 Woodstock Rd.
Woodstock, VT 05091

White River Junction

829 Hartford Ave.
White River Junction, VT 05001

Pet Echocardiography

Images of a pet's functioning heart.

When pets experience heart issues, ultrasounds and x-rays are often used to make a definitive diagnosis. Echocardiography, put simply, refers to an ultrasound utilized for the heart.

We call in traveling specialists to perform echos on our patients. When an ultrasound is performed, it shows us an image of the heart in real time, referred to as an echocardiogram. From there, the heart’s size and shape is evaluated, as well as the way it functions. Specifically, the specialist will measure wall thickness, examine the heart valves, and assess blood flow. The results of this procedure allows our veterinarians to better diagnose and treat your pet.

Echocardiograms can be used to detect the following conditions:

  • Birth defects
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Some heartworm infections

Like other ultrasounds, echocardiograms are painless, non-invasive, and usually don’t require any form of anesthesia. The most your furry friend will need to worry about is getting a patch of their hair shaved prior to the procedure. 

If your pet has been diagnosed with heart murmurs or irregular heartbeats, call us to discuss whether an echocardiogram would be beneficial.
White River Junction 802-295-6900  |  Woodstock 802-457-2229

$city Pet Echocardiography