37+ Years of Ultrasound Experience

Oceanside NY

As a pet owner, your number one priority is ensuring that they are healthy and happy for as long as possible. Part of this involves making sure that they can access the best diagnostic tools and treatments. We also offer cold laser therapy.

Here at Woods Avenue Animal Clinic, we have the team and techniques like to help your pet and treat every dog or cat we see as a member of our own family. We are located in Oceanside NY.

What Is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a technique that is more familiar amongst humans, but it has been widely used in animal care for several years. In the simplest terms, ultrasound is a non-invasive technique that allows technicians and Veterinarians to see what is happening inside your pet’s body, without the need for surgery.

cat having an ultrasound which is a non-invasive technique that allows technicians and veterinarians to see what is happening inside your pet's body, without the need for surgery

Sound waves are used to help the vet visualize internal organs, and this can be used to diagnose conditions that may be affecting the heart, kidneys, liver, and bladder.

Unlike x-rays, these waves do not release radiation and cause no damage to the body during the process, making this an excellent, safe, non-invasive procedure.

How Does It Work?

The ultrasound machine sends waves into the pet’s body, using the probe. This then records an echo when the sound waves touch an object. This echo is then reflected back into the machine, which uses an algorithm to convert the sound into images. The whole process is fast and painless, and also a more affordable option.

Why Might My Pet Need An Ultrasound?

If your cat or dog is having problems urinating, suffering from recurring infections, or there is evidence of a problem with the kidney, an ultrasound is likely to be recommended. This will allow the vet to check out the bladder, kidneys, prostate, or uterus. This is a great tool to help you with your diagnosis.

Here at Woods Avenue Animal Clinic, you can rest assured that your pet is in safe hands. Our veterinarian, Dr. Gower, was one of the first practitioners to use ultrasound, having worked with the Australian vet who pioneered the technique. He is experienced, confident, and capable.

Putting Your Pet First

Our number one priority is always the safety and comfort of your pet, and their welfare will come first in all our decisions. We understand that your pet having tests can be scary, and will work with you to help reduce your anxiety, and reassure you that your pet is in the best possible hands.

The nature of the procedure means that it is painless and non-invasive, and this makes it the perfect option for causing your beloved pet the minimum levels of discomfort.

Veterinarian apply s light pressure on dogs stomach during ultrasound test

In addition, there is no radiation, and so no need to worry about long-term damage to your pet’s health. We prioritize the wellbeing of your cat or dog, and Dr. Gower and his team have the experience and expertise to help the whole process run smoothly and painlessly for both patient and pet parent.

How Can An Ultrasound Help?

There are a range of benefits to choosing for your pet. These include:

  • Earlier diagnosis – can diagnose problems earlier, as they allow internal abnormalities such as masses, abscesses, nodules, or cysts, which may remain hidden by x-ray to be detected as soon as possible.
  • Better outcomes – the early detection means that the right treatment can be implemented at the first opportunity. This allows your pet to live a long, happy life.
  • Easy sharing of information – an image can be shared electronically, and this allows other specialists to share information on your pet’s health. Consultants will receive a complete picture of the health and history of your pet, test results, and images to help them diagnose the issue more efficiently.
  • Quick and painless – as we discussed, it’s non-invasive for pets. This means that problems that lay deep in a tissue or organ can be detected, without the need for invasive surgery.
    • In addition, most scans will take between 30 and 60 minutes, and results can be seen immediately. It is unlikely that your pet will require sedation unless they are very nervous and sensitive – this is good news for those who wish to avoid unnecessary medication and sedatives for their pets.
      • We do offer in-home options right from your home. Book online today under the in-home services option.
  • Suitable for diagnosing a wide range of medical conditions, as well as both benign and malignant diseases. These include:
    • stones in the gallbladder
    • urinary bladder
    • kidneys
    • as well as abnormalities in these areas or with the prostate
    • The scan can also capture enlarged
      • lymph nodes
      • fluid in the abdomen
      • around the heart
      • abnormal blood vessels
      • liver or pancreatic disease
      • uterine infections
      • pregnancy
      • cardiac issues including tumors and disease.
  • Suitable for younger pets – the safety allows it to treat young, healthy cats and dogs without worry – this is very useful for detecting congenital heart conditions.

A Complete Consultation

An ultrasound can be used in conjunction with the latest medical technology to provide a comprehensive overall view of your pet’s health. Dr. Gower uses his expertise to gain an overall picture, and this information can be shared with specialists who work with CT, MRI, and X-ray machinery to ensure that we have a complete look at the situation.

Get In Touch

When your pet is sick, it is crucial that you have a trusted team on your side. Dr. Gower and the team have over 37 years of experience, and work closely with their partners LIVS – Plainview Board Certified Consultants, VMCLI- West Islip Board Certified Consultants and VERC – Westbury Board Certified Emergency.

We want to help you feel as reassured and confident as possible that your pet is in safe hands, and will always put their comfort, health, and happiness first.

We are now offering online consultations to ease the comfort and convenience straight from your home as well as in-home options or physical exams. Simply select our in-home option when you book online. Take the first steps to a healthy, happy pet.

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  • What is an ultrasound?
  • How does it work?
  • Why might my pet need an ultrasound?
  • Putting your pet first
  • How can an ultrasound help?

Oceanside Vet Care

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About Dr. Gower

Dr. Gower is a member of the AVMA; The American Veterinary Medical Association. A National Veterinary Organization which he has been a member for 37 years.

The AVMA promotes and supports its members through education, careers, research, publications, healthcare, etc.

Dr. Gower is an active participant of CE
LECTURES by well-noted Professors, researchers, and Board Specialists within almost every discipline of Veterinary Medicine.

My Life , My love of Veterinary Medicine, continues to evolve as I enter the next phase of my career. 

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Patient Reviews

Top Rated Oceanside NY Veterinarian

Nicole Esposito
Nicole E.
15:08 27 Apr 20
Everyone in the office is great! I’d never bring any of my babies anywhere else! They even followed up to make sure my baby was doing better. They are sympathetic and personable. I’m so thankful!
Nicole Esposito
Nicole E.
02:32 25 Apr 20
Dr. Gower is the BEST!!! He truly cares about his patients. He’s clean safe and sympathetic! I’d never take my babies to anyone else! And Denise is pretty great as well ❤️❤️❤️❤️Love you guys so much!!!!!
Jennifer Clapp
Jennifer C.
20:24 07 Mar 20
Stu was very sweet and knowledgeable. I was very worried about my fur baby’s declining health but Stu walked me through everything and even discussed financing options. I will recommending to all of my friends!
Joshua Ryan Palmer
Joshua Ryan P.
20:56 18 Feb 20
Hey Dr. Gower, I wanted to say thank you for seeing my dog so quickly. I appreciate you taking the time with me to go over what was bothering him!
Joshua Palmer
Joshua P.
20:54 18 Feb 20
Hey Dr. Gower, I wanted to say thank you for seeing my dog so quickly. I appreciate you taking the time with me to go over what was bothering him!
J A
J A
17:37 06 Feb 20
Great service my dog is 14 and has heart problem and Mr. Gowen keep her well manage not sure she would be here without their great care...
CLAUDIA REESE
CLAUDIA R.
14:34 31 Jan 20
My dog Taco is a very difficult client but the staff handles him with ease. Dr. Gower is awesome, would recommend.
Sharon Goldschmidt
Sharon G.
15:37 21 Jan 20
Very friendly office , professional and very helpful.
Michael Heldt
Michael H.
16:00 10 Jan 20
Very friendly staff, Awsome Doctor. Compared to the last vet I was at this place is 100 times better.
Joseph Nicolosi
Joseph N.
15:41 09 Jan 20
dr. gower and are very educated and are very lovely to be around. visits are great.
Dana Drasser Alford
Dana Drasser A.
16:37 07 Jan 20
Love the people at Woods Avenue Animal Clinic ❤️ They have taken care of my kitties for many years and have been there through good and bad with a smile and professionalism!
Amanda Vitale
Amanda V.
21:50 30 Dec 19
I took my dog in for an injured leg, the doctor and staff were amazing and informative. They did not push treatments that were not needed. I am very happy on choosing woods avenue and will certainly be using them for all our needs!
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