ALL outpatient ultrasound appointments require a direct referral to the Diagnostic Imaging service. Once we receive the referral, we will schedule the appointment directly with the client.
All outpatient ultrasounds are performed by Adam Yoskowitz VMD, DACVR.
OPUS appointment prices are listed below, sedation or any other necessary treatments will be additional.
The radiologist will call and send a copy of the report to the primary care veterinarian immediately after the ultrasound. Results will not be discussed directly with the client unless emergent.
If necessary, please consider providing oral sedation for the patient prior to the OPUS appointment (e.g. gabapentin, trazodone, etc).
If a patient requires additional sedation, they may need to be seen through the Emergency service or Internal Medicine service for pre-sedation evaluation, which would incur additional charges.
Fine needle aspirates and biopsies are not typically performed as part of the outpatient ultrasound unless otherwise discussed.
Urgent or emergent cases should be referred directly through PASE's Emergency service. If a case is deemed unstable, it will be referred to the ER at the radiologist’s discretion; the referring veterinarian will be contacted.
Clients will not be allowed to be present for the ultrasound.
The pet's hair will be clipped in the area of the ultrasound.
No procedures or sedation will be performed without communication with the client.