The use of ultrasound in animal medicine is a favored form of veterinary diagnostics due to its low-radiation, noninvasive, and environmentally friendly attributes. Ultrasound is the use of high-frequency sound waves that are sent out from a probe into soft tissue, and the resulting “echoes” are then transmitted by the ultrasound machine into pictures of internal organs and cardiovascular structures. Ultrasound can be used to evaluate tumors, heart function, pregnancy, fetal development, and musculoskeletal injury. Sand Mountain Animal Hospital offers this service to their clients because Dr. Adams recognizes the need for a complete diagnostic workup before treatment can be given to an ill or injured pet. Ultrasound is a very gentle procedure, and usually, your pet will not require any sedation or anesthesia for this test.