Ultrasound allows us to scan your pet’s body system without the need for surgery. It is often superior to xrays when looking at soft tissue structures, and most times doesn’t require any sedation or anaesthetic.
This equipment is used for the diagnosis of pet diseases in the abdomen, chest cavity and even tendons. If your pet requires a more detailed ultrasound investigation, we engage the services of a specialised ultrasound operator, who with short notice, will visit Eltham Veterinary Practice with the latest Ultrasound Machine.
Ultrasound is used for looking at abdomenal organs, such as liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, bowel and stomach, as well as the heart. Unlike a xray film, it shows the heart moving as well as blood flow. We also use ultrasound to diagnose pregnancy, but it can be hard to accurately count puppy numbers. We can also look at tendons and muscles where we suspect tendon or muscle injury.
Dr. Eden Clark
Eden is a Diamond Creek girl who knows and loves the Eltham area. Eden desired to become a vet from a very young age and spent much of her childhood caring for wildlife, including housing bees overnight in homemade enclosures and feeding them sugar syrup until they were recuperated! It was her strong compassion that drove her desire to become a veterinarian.
After 6 years of study, Eden graduated from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has been lucky enough to spend the last 3 months travelling abroad through Central and South America with her partner before joining our team.