Veterinary ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging procedure that enables an in-depth view of your pet’s organs. Many times x-rays, which reveal the size, dimensions, and position of the organ, will be utilized in combination with ultrasound in order to create a better picture of your pet’s issue. The ultrasound can detect abnormalities in abdominal organs, including tumors and cysts, and can easily identify obstructions in the gastrointestinal tract caused by foreign material. Ultrasound can also be used to evaluate heart conditions (referred to as echocardiogram) and monitor pregnancy and development. Veterinary ultrasound has been used on pets for decades and is a safe and powerful way to identify difficult maladies and problems. Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to provide this service to our clients and friends through our sonographer Dr. Romero.
Our ultrasound machine is a LOGIQ™ e Vet NextGEN. It’s speed and advanced features make it an ideal device for imaging your pets for critical and emergency veterinary care.
Dr. Kelly Romero, Sonographer – available for emergencies and by appointment
In February 2013, Dr. Romero successfully obtained an Advanced Imaging Certificate of Completion from Sound Eklin. This is a one-year course taught by a team of specialists that provides over 140 hours of continuing education in lecture and laboratory format, with written and practical exams required for successful completion. Approximately 50 abdominal and echocardiogram cases were completed each quarter, with half receiving critique from the experts. As of 2019, Dr. Romero has completed over a thousand abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms. Thanks to technology, Dr. Romero is also able to have her ultrasound images reviewed by a board-certified radiologist or cardiologist for additional input (the same applies for radiographs taken at VERH or at your hospital). Dr. Romero is happy to expand our ability to provide complete emergency and elective abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms.
Dr. MacKay, Radiologist – available by appointment
Dr. MacKay, DVM MS DACVR (Diplomate for American College of Veterinary Radiology), is an independent radiologist contractor and a vet who can provide faster and more accurate diagnosis in emergencies. He is available upon request or to assist with emergency cases when Dr. Romero is unavailable.
Dr. Matt Jones, DVM, Diplomate ACVR – available by appointment
Dr. Jones graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2008. After graduating from veterinary school, he completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Jones then headed west to California and worked at VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group. Afterward, he returned to Colorado State University to pursue a radiology residency. After completion of his residency, Dr. Jones served as a clinical instructor in diagnostic imaging at Colorado State University, where he was involved in resident training, teaching, and research. Dr. Jones lives with his wife, Kristin, also a veterinarian. They have two beautiful children. He enjoys spending time with good friends and family and exploring the Rocky Mountains on his road bike, hiking in the mountains, and trail running with his dog, Bo.