Ultrasound is a minimally invasive technology that gives us a great deal of information quickly and safely without the need for surgery.  It often helps us diagnose problems your dog or cat has and often prevents the need for exploratory surgery to make a diagnosis.

Dr. Ann Reed performing an ultrasound exam

Dr. Ann Reed performing an abdominal ultrasound exam.

Dr. Fred Brewer is a Board Certified Cardiologist. Dr. Brewer does Echocardiograms for our heart patients

Dr. Fred Brewer is a Board Certified Cardiologist. Dr. Brewer does Echocardiograms for our heart patients and makes treatment recommendations

SeungWoo Jung, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM

We are fortunate to have Dr. SeungWoo Jung, available for echocardiograms and cardiology consultations.








Dr. Lee doing abdominal ultrasound

Dr. Boram Lee, one of our staff doctors performing an abdominal ultrasound procedure.








At Sunnycrest Animal Care Center, we recommend ultrasound when we have:

  • unexplained abnormal laboratory tests
  • unresolved health issues
  • distended or fluid-filled abdomens
  • heart murmurs or enlarged hearts seen on X-rays
  • coughing
  • exercise intolerance or weakness
  • enlarged abdominal organs
  • fluid in the chest cavity
  • difficult or painful urination
  • chronic vomiting or diarrhea
  • unexplained weight loss, poor appetite or refusal to eat
  • vaginal discharge
  • abdominal discomfort
  • pregnancyultrasound image

Dr. Ann Reed, one of our visiting ultrasound doctors is a 1991 graduate of Kansas State University. She completed her veterinary radiology residency in 1995 at the University of Missouri and has over 25 years of experience doing ultrasound studies and other specialized procedures. She is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and a former professor at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. We are fortunate to have her expertise in our hospital for ultrasound examinations, radiology consultations, and internal medicine consultations.

Dr. Fred Brewer, another visiting ultrasound doctor is a board-certified (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) veterinary cardiologist. Dr. Brewer received his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2009. This was followed by an internship with Dr. Stephen Ettinger and a 3-year Cardiology residency at Cornell University, where he was trained to perform minimally invasive interventional procedures such as pacemakers, balloon valvuloplasties, and PDA occlusions.

Dr. SeungWoo Jung, another visiting cardiologist was formally an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and a cardiology clinician in the Auburn University Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. While at Auburn University he was awarded the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Jung is board certified in veterinary cardiology and in addition to his teaching and clinical responsibilities while at Auburn University, investigated mechanisms of heart failure and developed novel diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.