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New Flea Treatment

We have launched two new flea products in to the practice to provide your pets with the best quality treatments available. Please find details under our Information Centre.

Contact Details

The Crossings Veterinary Centre
8-10 Saint Johns Way
Downham Market
Norfolk
PE38 0QQ

Tel: +44 (0)1366 382219

Email: info@crossingsvets.co.uk

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm

Consultations

OPEN SURGERIES
Monday to Friday 9am-10am
Saturday 10am-11:30am
All other consultations by appointment

Ultrasound Facilities


 


This is our practice ultrasound machine which is identical to the machines used in human hospitals. Ultrasound is a form of sound wave which can pass through skin and tissue into the body. The sound waves are directed through the area we want to look at and some of the sound waves are reflected back like an echo which are collected by the ultrasound probe. These echoes are detected by a computer processor which uses them to produce an image on the screen for the us to interpret.

What does an ultrasound examination involve? To ensure good contact between the ultrasound probe head and the skin of your pet, the hair will be shaved off and ultrasound gel applied. Most animals will be happy to be ultrasounded while restrained. They may need to be sedated if they resent being held still. It is however a completely pain free and non-invasive procedure and the perfect compliment to x-rays.

The information from blood tests, radiographs, ultrasound, clinical examination and clients history allows us to gradually fit the diagnosis jigsaw together.

 

This is an ultrasound image showing a five week pregnancy in a dog. Dogs are pregnant for nine weeks

 

An image of a dogs kidney.
Two calculi/stones/uroliths in a bladder.
Beautiful image of an eyeball.

 

Vital information about the liver can be ascertained from ultrasound