Board-Certified Veterinary Radiology

Dr. Fields received her DVM from North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Following a rotating small-animal internship at VCA Aurora and VCA Berwyn Animal Hospitals, she was a general practitioner in the Atlanta, Georgia, and Greensboro, North Carolina, areas. She returned to NCSU for a diagnostic imaging residency, attaining board certification in 2010. Dr. Fields lives on a farm and livestock sanctuary outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her husband, daughter, and a menagerie of large and small animals.

How Does Ultrasound Work?

Much like ultrasound for people, pet ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive imaging technique used to diagnose sick and injured animals.

When the sound waves penetrate the body, they “bounce” back. The ultrasound machine measures the time it takes for a sound wave to bounce back and creates an image.

What Conditions Can be Diagnosed by Ultrasound?

Some injuries and conditions that can be identified via ultrasound include:

  • Bladder and kidney stones
  • Gastrointestinal obstructions
  • Pregnancy
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Heart conditions

Ultrasound also allow us to safely collect biopsy and fluid samples without having to perform invasive surgeries.

We also offer referral ultrasounds. Please call the hospital for availability.