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Our team travels to veterinary clinics in the greater Puget Sound region providing diagnostic ultrasound services for pets in the comfort of their regular veterinary office. We work closely with our referring veterinarians to provide the diagnostic information and recommendations needed to offer the best quality care for our patients.

We provide the
following services:

  • Mobile ultrasounds
  • Ultrasound-guided centesis
  • Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates (FNA)
  • Ultrasound-guided Tru-Cut biopsy

After calling our office to schedule an appointment, referring veterinarians may submit a consult request for a mobile ultrasound through Timeless Veterinary Management Services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • FOR THE PET OWNER
  • FOR THE REFERRING VETERINARIAN

The role of fur or hair is to trap air near the skin in order to regulate body temperature. Unfortunately, ultrasound waves cannot pass through air. The fur must be clipped in order to obtain a clear picture.

 

Most pets require no sedation and lay quietly for the procedure.

Especially nervous or wiggly patients may need sedation to enable a thorough examination. Sedation or brief anesthesia is usually employed if a biopsy or needle aspirate procedure is performed.

A fine needle aspirate (FNA) provides a sample of cells taken with a small gauge needle. This procedure may or may not require sedation.

A core biopsy (commonly referred to as a Tru-Cut biopsy) provides a tissue sample requiring a specialized large bore needle. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia to allow for accurate sampling and to reduce the risk of bleeding.  We require a current coagulation profile prior to the procedure to ensure that the patient is able to clot appropriately.

A thoracic ultrasound is used to assess all of the structures within the chest cavity. We may also evaluate blood flow to the chest organs.

An echocardiogram uses live ultrasound images to assess the function and structure of the heart for the specific purpose of assessing heart disease. While we usually briefly evaluate the heart, a thoracic ultrasound does not take the place of an echocardiogram.

See “How to submit a consult in Timeless” on our Resources page. If you need additional help, please call our office at (425) 771-8100.

Traffic, weather, and emergency requests for ultrasounds are just some of the variables that prevent us from being able to provide you with a specific ETA. We may be able to provide a window for an estimated arrival time on the morning of your scheduled mobile ultrasound appointment.  However, we are not able to guarantee a specific time of arrival.  If a patient requires sedation, please advise us of this at the time you make the appointment so that we can coordinate timing for the administration of sedation.

Our geographical range spans from Everett to Olympia, therefore, while we would love to be able to give firm times of arrival, we are unable to do so.  Generally, our schedule is finalized by 6pm the night before, but we often need to make last minute changes if a sick patient needs to be seen or if an ultrasound unexpectedly cancels.  The reason we request that patients be dropped off early is so that they are ready in case your clinic is the first on the schedule.

We offer a limited number of appointments at our facility in Mountlake Terrace during which owners are welcome to be present while the ultrasound is being performed. Due to variability in travel times, we are not able to offer these appointments as part of our mobile service.  Please have your clients call our office directly if they are interested in scheduling an appointment.

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