VIDI Veterinary Services is dedicated to providing comprehensive abdominal (including pregnancy diagnosis), thoracic (non-cardiac), musculoskeletal, soft tissue, and ocular ultrasound studies for small animals that are interpreted by Dr. Burke.
Focal or follow-up examinations can also be ordered for a reduced fee if evaluation of only one organ system is needed, or if serial follow-up examinations are required within 2 months of the original exam.
We also perform routine echocardiograms that are interpreted by the cardiologists at IDEXX Telemedicine.
Fine needle aspirates and biopsies are available as needed, as well as fluid collection (thoraco-/percardio-/abdominocentesis), to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities identified in the ultrasound exams.
Determining which study is required is based on the patient’s history, the veterinarian’s examination, and prior diagnostics. Please contact us if you wish to discuss the case and we’d be happy to collaborate with you to develop a diagnostic plan best suited for your patient.
Indications: There are many indications for an abdominal study, some of which include: serum biochemistry and/or CBC abnormalities indicative of disease of the abdominal organs, urinalysis abnormalities, suspected abdominal masses, suspected peritoneal effusion, vomiting, diarrhea, suspected GI foreign bodies, suspected reproductive disease (ex. pyometra), pregnancy evaluation, and many more.
Indications: Suspected thoracic or mediastinal masses, suspected pleural fluid, pleural and pulmonary disease, pneumothorax, to differentiate cardiac vs. non-cardiac disease, and to assess diaphragmatic integrity.
** Please note: A thoracic ultrasound study is maximized when performed in conjunction with thoracic radiographs. **
Indications: evaluating/sampling of soft tissue or osseous masses, further evaluation of joint abnormalities identified on radiographs, assessing tendonitis/desmitis, evaluating for cellulitis/edema, abscesses, foreign bodies, thyroid/parathyroid glands, lymph nodes, and vascular/nervous structures.
Indications: Suspected intraocular or retro bulbar masses, foreign bodies, optic neuropathy, retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataract evaluation, lens dislocation/luxation, and many more.
** Please note: Although an ocular ultrasound may be very informative, it should not be considered in isolation. We recommend a thorough and careful visual examination of the eye with referral to an ophthalmologist when needed for a complete work-up and diagnostics. **
Indications: There are multiple indications for echocardiography including, developmental or congenital heart diseases, hypertension, stenosis, masses, pericardial effusion, and many more.
** Echocardiograms performed by VIDI Veterinary Services Ltd. are of limited scope; therefore, it is recommended that the patient see a veterinary cardiologist for complete evaluation, especially when congenital disease is suspected. **
Fine Needle Aspiration/Biopsy
Indications: Masses, abnormal organ or tissue architecture or echogenicity, fluid accumulations, etc.