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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

Montgomery AL Veterinary Ultrasound: Safe & Painless Diagnostic Technology for Pets

Veterinary Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology that uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart, abdominal organs, and for pregnancy exams. Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is pleased to offer this technology for all of our current and referral patients. We have the technology to easily send ultrasound and radiography studies to specialists including cardiologists, internists and radiologists.  Being able to easily engage these specialists allows us to quickly confirm a diagnosis and best treatment options.


How Does Veterinary Ultrasound Work?

Sonograms are performed using a small, hand-held probe called a transducer. The transducer is placed on the patient, usually aided by a topical gel, and moved across the surface of the skin. Non-audible sound waves are transmitted into the tissue. As these waves bounce back, they are sent to the computer to create an image. A “live” view of the patient’s insides is then visible on a screen.


Comfortable & Safe for Pets

For viewing various angles of an organ or injured area, the transducer is easily moved around without discomfort to the patient. Snapshots and short video clips of specific views are produced and archived.

Active imaging, such as observing blood flow or the functioning of a patient’s heart, is possible with this technology. This is quite different from an X-ray, where only a still photo is produced. This is a generally a painless process for your pet, minimizing stress to our patient.


Uses for Ultrasound in Pet Care

Diagnostic sonography, or ultrasound, is an imaging technique widely used to examine most parts of the body, including eyes, tendons, muscles, and internal organs for illness or injury. This technique may also be used in guiding the veterinarian when performing minimally invasive procedures such as biopsies or fluid drainage.

Because ultrasound produces no radiation as in X-ray technology, it is often preferred for patients such as pregnant animals. Ultrasound is completely harmless to the developing fetus.