3 convenient locations: knoxville, maryville, mobile services | call us today 865-315-8263 | Our Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 4:00PM

3 convenient locations: knoxville, maryville, mobile services | call us today 865-315-8263

East Tennessee Veterinary Ultrasound

East Tennessee Veterinary Ultrasound
222 NW 5th Ave Ste 4., Portland, OR 97209

Our Doctors

Our Services

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiology Services
  • Ultrasound

An echocardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions. Our echocardiograms are comprehensive, including imaging from both the right and left sides, 2D images, m-mode (motion) imaging, and color and spectral Doppler. We are able to measure pressure differences between chambers and vessels of the heart as well as interrogate blood speed, direction, and flow patterns across defects and shunts.

East Tennessee Veterinary Ultrasound employs advanced imaging technologies operated by Dr. Laura Bacon, with the ability to share our studies with specialists in cardiology and radiology, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our ultrasound services, call us at 865-315-8263.

Although found more often in older pets, heart conditions can affect pets at any age. Some kinds of heart disease can lead to life-threatening issues. Early diagnose and appropriate therapy of many heart conditions can extend life expectancy and overall quality of life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can even be cured.

Heart disease can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF), which occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood effectively. If an animal is suffering from CHF, fluid accumulates in and around the lungs and sometimes in the abdomen.

Heart disease has many origins and can be congenital (animal is born with the problem), valvular (abnormalities of heart valves), arrhythmias (disturbances in heartbeat rhythm) and caused by heartworm disease. All can eventually lead to CHF.

It’s important that you be aware of the symptoms of heart disease, especially if your pet is a senior, a breed that is predisposed to cardiac issues, or has a congenital problem. Symptoms include:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Coughing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy/tires easily
  • Weakness/trouble exercising

We work directly with an amazing veterinary cardiologist to review your pet's case, including their lab results, echocardiogram, x-rays and ECG. With today's technology, we are able to share your pet's heart sounds and rhythm with our bluetooth stethoscope and digital ECG recordings, as well as images, video and measurements from x-rays and our echocardiogram studies. By using telemedicine, our cardiologist can provide a diagnosis, treatment guidance, and recheck recommendations. Our reports will also include recommendations for nutrition, supplements, and at-home monitoring.

We offer the following cardiology services:

  • Echocardiogram with Cardiologist Consultation
  • Digital ECG
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Genetic Testing
  • Centesis (Fluid Removal)
  • Cardiology Case Management (if unavailable from your regular veterinarian)

Our goal is to provide the best, most comprehensive care for your pet's cardiac health. If your pet is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or you have questions about our cardiology services, please give us a call at 865-315-8263

Seeing under the skin–that’s what’s possible with ultrasound technology. Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of an animal’s body, giving us important information about the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.

When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries. Because ultrasounds don’t require radiation, they’re also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.

An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds sometimes require some sedation because the patient must remain still without panting or movement that might affect image quality.

We offer the following ultrasound services:

  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Cervical Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspirate and Cytologies
  • Ultrasound-Guided Pericardiocentesis and Cavity Centesis (fluid removal)
  • Ultrasound-Guided Cystocentesis and Cultures

East Tennessee Veterinary Ultrasound employs advanced imaging technologies operated by Dr. Laura Bacon, with the ability to share our studies with specialists in cardiology and radiology, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our ultrasound services, call us at 865-315-8263.

We understand that a pet is part of the family. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family, too—and our goal is to give them as many happy, healthy years with you as possible. From new puppies and kittens to graying seniors, we’ll be there every step of the way with comprehensive services and the experienced, compassionate care your pets deserve.

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