Telephone: 01384 270762 / 07977 155642
Green Gables, 28 The Portway, Kingswinford, DY6 8HB





Welcome to Canine Ultrasound Pregnancy Scanning service based in Kingswinford, West Midlands.

I am an experienced ultrasound technician and breeder and offer a reliable, professional and friendly service using the latest CE Certified calibrated veterinary ultrasound machine. High resolution Images and videos can be emailed to you as a keepsake.

I use the new Scan Pad Pro Colour Ultrasound machine with 15" monitor and wide angle imaging as used by the Royal Veterinary College and Oxford University. I also have a backup Dawei Ultrasound machine which I will often use on home visits.

Ultrasound scanning will confirm pregnancy, estimate of litter size, estimated due date, if puppies are viable or there is a possible infection brewing where you will be referred to your vet. Ultrasound scanning is completely painless, no shaving is required and there is no risk to the mother, or the puppies. I can also scan well behaved cats and rabbits.

Daytime/evening and weekend appointments available - prices from just £20 - for full price list see HERE

I will never rush the scanning procedure and give you and your dogs plenty of time to settle and be comfortable, I do find
that dogs are better behaved in my home than in their own. I use a hydraulic grooming table, which saves dogs being lifted, which is in a comfortable, stress free, non clinical environment, where they feel settled and less inclined to try and run around the room. Feel free to bring along their favourite treats if you think that will keep them occupied.

I have clients who travel to me from Oxford, Telford, Newport, Birmingham, Leicester, Warwick, Stratford, Solihull, Coventry, Stouport, Bewdley, Walsall, and Stafford as well as my immediate area and a 20 mile radius of Kingswinford.

Please note, I do not offer a 'walk in service'. I may be able to fit you in the same day, but you are strongly advised to book at least 2/3 days, preferably a week, beforehand to avoid disappointment. If you wish to cancel or re arrange your appointment, please contact me at your earliest convenience, there is nothing worse than waiting for someone who doesn't arrive or going to a property for a mobile scan to find the person is out, hence why I now take a deposit for all mobile scans for new clients.

When booking an ultrasound sound for your bitch, please check the credentials of the technician, where they were trained and the equipment used. There are a number of mobile technicians offering cheap scans from 23 days using inadequate equipment, usually 'smart wands' which are used in conjunction with their mobile phone/ipad, and due to where these technicans were 'trained', they usually offer cheap microchipping too. In the wrong hands, these machines give poor image quality, and inaccurate results. To the untrained eye a bowel can be mistaken for a fetal sac, and if multiple sacs are not visible straight away, we need to check for a singleton puppy. One client, who was told her bitch was having four puppies, was bought to me at 7 weeks gestation when she was quite poorly, unfortunately she had a closed pyometra (uterus infection) which needed urgent veterinary attention and this could have been fatal if left untreated.

If breeding is new to you, please let me know and I will let you have a free booklet with what you will need for your whelping box kit, and advice on the whelping process.

Special Offer 'Daytime Ultrasound Scans'
(at my premises between 9am - 5pm)
Re-Scan if first scan was negative, or just to check everything going ok later on in pregnancy - recommended from day 50 onwards and free images/videos are sent to your email address as a keepsake
Evening and Weekends
(evenings 5pm onwards)

Mobile/Home Visits

Mobile charges are dependent on distance from Kingswinford.
I offer a discount when scanning multiple dogs mobile at the same address, (example within 5 miles of DY6 - 2 dogs £50)

Please give as much notice as possible for home visits.

Please email me for bank details if you prefer to pay via bank transfer


£35 within 4 mile radius

8 - 15 mile £45

15 mile and above please enquire as some areas are gridlocked with traffic, dependent on time of day.

I do not do home visits in the winter on dark nights unless you are a regular client

Post Whelping Scanning to confirm the bitch has completed the birth process.
You can bring your bitch to me at standard scan prices, or I can come to you as an emergency home visit

Prices from £35 - £70 dependent on time of day/distance
Progesterone Testing
Please contact me to collect a Progesterone testing kit
or order direct HERE



Just off the main A491 that goes from Stourbridge to Wolverhampton
As you come up the road we are 150 yards on the right hand side, only house with gates, as above

Reasonable steps should be taken to maintain adequate control of your dog during the scan and it is recommended that you have at least a collar and lead available for the appointment. The average ultrasound probe alone costs over £1000, and an ultrasound machine £3000. Well behaved children very welcome to enjoy the experience.

What to expect from a Canine Ultrasound Technician HERE

Pregnancy can be confirmed from 28 days after the last mating and although I have seen puppies from as early as day 23, optimum results are achieved from around day 32 - 35 of your bitch's pregnancy.

I understand owners are often excited about knowing if their bitch is pregnant, but you need to take into account late conception, having seen numerous dogs that the owners believe are on day 28 post mating, there have been no sign of puppies, and when re-scanned a week later we sometimes get a positive result. For this reason, some scanning technicians prefer to wait until day 35 and I know of some who will not scan until day 40.


Please note that any indication of numbers is an estimate as re absorption can occur and not all foetuses may be seen. It is very easy for one puppy to be obscured by another. Ultrasound is 'real time' imaging, the bitch is moving, the puppies are moving and the transducer is moving. Knowing which sac you have already seen and counted is extremely difficult, and with large litters, impossible!

There is always some one who knows a scanning technician who never gets the numbers wrong. However, this is purely guess work based on knowing the breed, the bitch and other bits of history they can glean from you on the bitch and although they have a crystal ball, they do get it wrong.

Most experienced scanners are happy to give you a number range. Particularly when scanning around the 30 day mark, where the sacs are smaller and it is easier to discern one from the next. We are usually comfortable in telling you that you can expect “more than 3” or “between 4-6,” for example. It’s important to realise that even this is not a fool-proof estimate as in the early stages, it’s perfectly normal for a bitch to reabsorb, so that all the puppies seen at the first scan may not continue to progress.

Calcification of foetal bones is around day 45, but can sometimes be seen earlier. Some bitches prefer to stand, some will lie down on their side, and some will oblige by rolling over, each bitch is individual. The further along the pregnancy the better the images, but the less likely you can see more than one or two puppies at any one time due to the size of the foetus. Below is a typical 6 week scan below clearly showing a puppy foetus
(click the arrow to play)

Please see my Facebook Group for more scan images and videos

Scanning will not only confirm pregnancy, but will also identify a phantom pregnancy, which gives you the opportunity to plan ahead. You will want to know if you need to increase your bitch's food, restrict her exercise with other dogs, and maybe even plan show entries. Scanning can also identify if puppies are being absorbed after a pregnancy has been confirmed, and even a possible pyometra infection.

For a discreet and confidential service I am available 7 days a week

Above - A Confirmed case of a potentially life threatening closed Pyometra of a bitch seen 40 days post mating, who was referred to the owners Vet. This shows the importance of having your bitch scanned to confirm pregnancy, or not, as was the case in this instance.

A common reproductive abnormality in dogs is reabsorption of puppies, the bitch’s body actually absorbs the fetal and placental tissue, leaving no sign that puppies ever were present. Reabsorption can happen even after a pregnancy has been confirmed by an abdominal ultrasound and/or by radiography (X-rays). When puppies are reabsorbed, they literally just disappear, and a positive pregnancy does not always result in live puppies.No fetuses or fetal or placental tissues are ever expelled through the birth canal. Read more HERE

Thank you for your patience. Would recommend and use again. Louise
Absolutely loved seeing the puppies on the screen!! Lovely lady too, when u have scan at vets they rush u and get u out this lady gave us time and sent us pictures from the scan, and also some very good advice! Thanks again. Will be back if needed in the future. Becci
Nothing too much trouble, polite, accommodating, spot on with diagnosis (not always easy). Said 1 possibly 2 and to come back if I wanted for a free second scan. As suspected there were two seen on the second scan and they were born last week. Kay
Professional service, kind and patient with me and my little girl, who is a first time mummy to be. Margaret
Julie came to our home to scan our Labrador, and what a lovely, friendly, professional lady she is. She was very kind and gentle with our little girl and took the time to explain to our children what we were seeing on the scan, she also sent us pictures and a video to remember it by. An amazing experience, and Julie was so very helpful giving us lots of advice. Fantastic service, highly recommended. James

Thought my bitch was expecting puppies, and was shocked to be referred to my veterinary surgeon as Julie told me there were no puppies, but something didn't look right.
Visited my vet and unfortunately she had a womb infection and had to have an emergency hysterectomy, sad, but at least I still have my girl, and had I not had her scanned I would not have known until maybe it was too late. Thank you. Joanne

'Fantastic Service'
I highly recommend Canine Pregnancy scanning, Julie is very thorough and friendly even with neurotic newbies like us!. We were a little nervous about our first scan but Julie very quickly put us at ease and guided us through the whole process. We had our second scan today and our little dog pulled us down the drive to get in! Debbie
'Thank you'
Very understanding and patient with my dog and me! Unfortunately no puppies this time, will use again. Simon
'Fantastic service'
A fantastic service offered by a lovely lady - Beci
'Wonderful experience '
A wonderful friendly lady, willing to explain what we were seeing on the screen, yes, puppies. Would definitely use Julie again'
'Great service'
Lovely to meet Julie when she came to scan my pointer yesterday. Very much a last minute arrangement due to a problem with the scan I had originally arranged with another scanner but Julie very kindly fitted us in the next day. Her screen provided wonderfully clear pictures of the pups. Was very impressed. Carol
'Lovely service'
Lovely seeing our accidental babies, we were told the expected date and how many pups there were and the pictures were emailed over to us, lovely informative lady would highly recommend.
Can't recommend Julie enough! Such a lovely kind person, and so gentle with my girl. Top range equipment and Julie really knows her stuff! I have no hesitation in recommendi ng Julie and will definitely be using her services again!
Thank you Julie
Rachel Berrington
Lovely friendly lady, always has time to chat to u, and let u see the puppies for a fair amount of time . Great service Becci Bayliss
AieshaW 14 Sep 2017 'Brilliant Service'
Lovely welcoming woman. Julie provides a great service and is very easy to get into contact with. Her prices are more than reasonable compared to what some vets may charge and she allows you to go back if you need to. I would definately recommend her to friends and family!!! 5 star. I cannot fault her!!!

I also provide a Pedigree Certificate printing service (any breed)
Please find more details on my Breed website

Telephone: 01384 270762 / 07977 155642




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