We are proud to offer in-house ultrasound not only as a diagnostic tool but, also for “wellness” scans incorporated as a part of preventative care. It is non-invasive and can aid in the diagnosis of mysterious ailments. Ultrasound can be used to guide a needle for biopsy where a tumor or growth is seen or when an organ is enlarged/abnormal in appearance. Most dogs and cats remain relaxed throughout the procedure. The belly hair will need to be shaved. Mild sedation may sometimes be required, especially if a biopsy is indicated. Dr. Daffner has attended two full courses at UC Davis and also spent time with a board certified radiologist in order to “hone” her ultrasound skills.