Dr. Meredith Lockwood joined our team this summer, bringing with her more than ten years of general practice experience. One of her many talents is her use of ultrasound to help diagnose problems in our patients. We like working together on tough cases, and it’s not unusual to find us in ultrasound switching back and forth as we try to figure out what’s happening inside the patient. Here’s Dr. Lockwood scanning the abdomen of a dog with the assistance of our technician Erin. The majority of pets don’t mind the procedure; they get to lay on their back in a thick, soft, V-shaped mat as we slide the probe across them. And although we occasionally need to use sedatives, most patients quickly realize how good the belly rub feels and have no problem complying!