Specialist Ultrasound and Specialist Referrals

Specialist Ultrasound

A veterinary specialist from Robert Nicoll Veterinary Imaging visits Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital to perform cardiac and abdominal ultrasounds every Thursday when required. 

An ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure used to investigate and diagnose medical conditions.

Your pet will need to be fasted from 8pm the night before the ultrasound, to ensure an empty stomach for the procedure.

The fur from the abdomen or chest will be clipped off to enable the ultrasound probe to contact the skin.

For most pets, no sedation is required for the procedure
Bookings are essential.


Specialist Referrals

When an animal develops an unusual illness or injury, there is often a need for specialised expertise and equipment to properly diagnose and treat the problem. If your pet has a problem that requires this level of expertise we can refer you to a specialist that has earned our trust and confidence in order to give your pet the optimal chance of recovery.

Australian registered veterinary specialists undergo a rigorous training and examination process to obtain their qualifications, and like human specialists are considered to be the epitome of knowledge in their field. We work closely alongside the specialists and together can offer optimum care for pets that require this service.

Specialists are independent veterinarians and set their own fees. It's a good idea to ask them about costs when you call to make an appointment.

We refer to SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) at North Ryde, 9889 0289, or th ARH (Animal Referral Hospital) at Homebush 9758 8666.

Our sense of responsibility doesn't end just because you've taken your pet to a specialist. If you find yourself faced with difficult decisions regarding the recommended treatment, please don't hesitate to call us. We'll be pleased to help you evaluate your options.

We’re happy to discuss and organise a specialist referral if required by your pet.

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