Ultrasound Referrals

Ultrasound-Only Referrals to Bend Animal Emergency

For Veterinarians:

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.

  • Please understand the details included in the medical history are essential for the Board Certified Specialists to interpret the images and provide their most accurate conclusion of your patient's condition. If the medical history and diagnostic details are left blank, NO information pertaining to those details will be relayed to the Specialist.

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.

  • This fee includes a pre-sonogram exam by a DVM and includes the cost of any sedation utilized to obtain the image set.
  • A more detailed financial estimate will be provided to the client prior to the ultrasound

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. 

For Clients:

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.

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Ultrasound Referral Form

    Referring Veterinarian's Information
    Client's Information
    Patient Information
    Type of Scan Requested:*
    Mandatory Client Awareness

    Client must be made aware of every topic prior to being referred to BAE for a non-urgent ultrasound.

    Client has been informed of the ultrasound fee.*

    This patient will only be seen by our imaging department and the client will not be speaking with a BAESC doctor unless the ultrasound findings reveal something urgent.*

    Non-urgent ultrasounds are performed on a first-come, first-served basis and the client may have to wait several hours or asked to return on a future date.*

    This patient needs to have been fasted for 12 hours prior to the non-urgent ultrasound.*

    Client is aware that you, their primary veterinarian, will be responsible for reviewing the ultrasound findings and discussing the next steps.*

    Patient may need to be sedated for safety and/or diagnostic accuracy reasons, but there will not be any additional fees for sedation.*

    Medical Information

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