All non-urgent referral ultrasounds MUST be scheduled by the primary care veterinarian using the Veterinary Referral Form on this page. The form MUST be completed at the time of scheduling, including ALL pertinent medical history.
After scheduling the ultrasound, you will receive a confirmation email. KEEP THIS EMAIL in the event you need to reschedule or cancel your patient’s appointment.
Upon scheduling the appointment, your client will be contacted by BAESC to confirm the appointment, explain procedures and expectations, and provide a financial estimate.
Prior to scheduling the ultrasound appointment, please prepare your client for the cost associated with a basic abdominal ultrasound and Board Certified Specialist review (including full report) of $600.
Echocardiogram— Prior To Scheduling With BAE For Echocardiograms, Please Contact Dr. Bottorff, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) To Check For His Availability
It is highly recommended that you, the primary care veterinarian, discuss the benefits of anxiolytics and prescribe oral sedatives (as deemed safe and reasonable) for your patient to receive the morning of the sonogram (i.e., Trazodone for dogs, Gabapentin for cats). These sedatives will potentially reduce the need for, and reduce the dose of injectable sedatives utilized.
You will receive a phone call from Dr. Mayfield once the sonogram has been performed. She will relay the preliminary findings of the ultrasound and make further recommendations as indicated. The client will also be made aware of Dr. Mayfield’s preliminary findings at the time of discharge of their pet from BAESC.
You will receive the FINAL REPORT from the Board Certified Specialist within 24 to 48 hours, or within 6-12 hours if STAT is requested.
If you feel your pet would benefit from a diagnostic ultrasound, please contact your primary care veterinarian and have them schedule directly with BAESC.
If your pet is scheduled to receive a sonogram at BAESC, please review the Tips for Ultrasound and FAQ’s. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding the process and procedures of sonography.