Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that allows us to look at organs in three dimensions (in 3-D). It also allows us to recover samples for testing from the organs of the abdomen or chest such as the liver, kidneys, spleen or heart. Veterinary ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive and safe tool allowing visualization of tissues not otherwise possible. Ultrasound typically does not require sedation unless internal tissue samples are collected. If a biopsy is required, we are able to safely obtain those samples using the ultrasound as a guide.