Special Diagnostic Services
Dr. Kenneth Isherwood, Special Diagnostic Services Director, has been employed by Jefferson Animal Hospital and Regional Emergency Center since his graduation from Ohio State University in 1983. He has a special interest in ultrasound, endoscopy and chemotherapy. Dr. Isherwood has attended over 200 continuing education hours in abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, giving him extensive knowledge in this field.
Dr. Isherwood is available for appointments Monday through Thursday, and he is available for emergency procedures Friday through Sunday on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Isherwood’s assistant and the Technical Coordinator for Ultrasound, Endoscopy and Chemotherapy is Ms. Monica Cox.
Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Chemotherapy & Telemedicine Consultation
Services Available to Referring Veterinarians and Their Patients Include:
Special Services Consult – Consultation to review diagnostics and discuss test results and therapeutic options.
Echocardiogram – Color flow doppler ultrasound of the heart; includes ECG and blood pressure.
Abdominal Ultrasound – Full abdominal ultrasound.
Ultrasound Guided Biopsy – Include fine needle aspirates and/or core biopsies.
Abdominal Ultrasound with Echocardiogram – Full abdominal ultrasound with echocardiogram.
Flexible/Rigid Endoscope – Non-invasive procedure for imaging nasal cavity, gastrointestinal tract and bladder.
Endoscopic Biopsy – Additional to endoscopic procedure.
Your veterinarian has arranged for your pet to have an ultrasound at Jefferson Animal Hospital and Regional Emergency Center…
If your pet has an appointment for an ultrasound examination with Dr. Ken Isherwood, here are some things that you need to know:
Ultrasound is a diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to create images of your pet’s body. It is not painful or uncomfortable for your pet and generally does not require sedation or anesthesia. To obtain a good image, your pet’s hair will need to be clipped over the area to be imaged. A special gel, and sometimes alcohol, will be used on the shaved area to help obtain a better image.
The ultrasound procedure takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to perform.
We recommend that your pet stays in our hospital for approximately ½ day (3-4 hours) to allow us to perform this very important diagnostic procedure.
Please make sure we have a phone number where you can be reached so we can call you when we have completed this procedure. We will make an appointment for your pet’s discharge so your doctor can discuss the Ultrasound findings with you and make sure you understand any medications or instructions for further medical care for your pet.
Please bring with you…
---a referral form completed by your veterinarian
---radiographs if applicable
---a small amount of your pet’s food
Do not feed/water/medicate your pet prior to the procedure unless you’ve been instructed otherwise.
If you are coming from a distance, you may wait for your pet but special arrangements must be made with our receptionist when your appointment is made. The wait may be long, so we recommend that you make plans for the day in Louisville, or bring reading material to entertain yourself.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Monica Cox from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday at 502.966.4104.
Referring Veterinarians: Click here to download our Special Diagnostic Services Referral Form