Animal Hospital of Rye is equipped to provide echocardiography, a test that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to create images of a pet's functioning heart. It provides information about the size and shape of the pet's heart and level of function of its chambers and valves.

Ultrasound of a Pet's HeartEchocardiography can identify areas of heart muscle that are not pumping due to poor blood flow or injury from previous "heart attacks." In addition, a type of echocardiography called Doppler ultrasound shows how well blood flows through the chambers and valves of a pet's heart. Echocardiography can detect blood clots inside the heart, fluid buildup in the sac around the heart (pericardium) and problems with the aorta.