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If you are in need of emergency pet transportation please contact AmbuVet. AmbuVet is our first choice for emergency pet transportation and is the only service in New York City that operates 24/7. AmbuVet is equipped to transport all types of ill pets and will make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible and surrounded by highly trained staff.

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VERG Brooklyn

196 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 522–9400

Get Directions
AmbuVet | 1 (800) 262-8838 | www.ambuvet.com

If you are in need of emergency pet transportation please contact AmbuVet. AmbuVet is our first choice for emergency pet transportation and is the only service in New York City that operates 24/7. AmbuVet is equipped to transport all types of ill pets and will make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible and surrounded by highly trained staff.

Thoracic Ultrasound

Thoracic Ultrasound

Thoracic Ultrasound

Thoracic ultrasound

Thoracic ultrasonography is a non-invasive, pain free form of medical ultrasonography used to visualize organs of the thoracic cavity such as the lungs and heart. Lung masses, such as neoplasia, abscesses, and granulomas, as well as bullas and lung lobe torsion can be identified.


Ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram) can help to diagnose pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart), valvular disease (including dysplasia, degeneration, and endocarditis), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heartworm disease, pulmonic and aortic stenosis, ventricular septal defects and other congenital and acquired heart conditions. Doppler imaging reveals the blood flow of the blood vessels of the heart and can help illuminate the cause of murmurs or clot formation.

Ultrasound-guided needle aspiration can be performed on tumors of the heart and lung, as well as on fluid around the heart (pericardial effusion) or lungs (pleural effusion) for cytologic analysis. Early diagnosis of certain conditions following thoracic ultrasound allows for proper treatment and longer survival times.

Patient #1: 1 year old male, neutered Domestic Shorthair with history of dyspnea. Ultrasound revealed a pericardioperitoneal diaphragmatic hernia (PPDH) with liver entrapment.

Patient #2: 8 month old male,neutered Domestic Shorthair, FIV positive, with a history of pyothorax resolved with bilateral chest tubes. He developed a caudal mediastinal abscess that resolved with appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Patient #3: 10 year old male, neutered Pitbull Mix in heart failure. Echocardiogram revealed a mass on the tricuspid valve (diagnosed post mortem as a myxosarcoma).

Patient #4: 12 year old female, spayed Domestic Shorthair with hindlimb paralysis secondary to arteriothromboembolism (ATE). Echocardiogram revealed large thrombus within the left atrium.

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