About Sound Pet Care

Sound Pet Care is a mobile ultrasound service for small animals based in Grimsby, ON. Imaging is completed at veterinary hospitals and clinics from Niagara Falls to Oakville. All cases are reviewed by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist and/or Cardiologist and an official report is emailed to the veterinarian within hours.

Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive, pain free and quick way to obtain many different diagnoses. With imaging done on-site, facilities are able to offer additional services to their clients, decreasing the need to refer out. Clients and their pets will be more comfortable not having to travel, time will be saved and treatments and follow up can be kept with their own veterinarian.

Who Are We

krisEl2Kristin Nauman received her Bachelor of Science, with a major in Biology, from Brock University,  St. Catharines, ON  in 1994 and went on to receive her diploma from Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON in Medical Imaging Technology (Ultrasound) in 1997.  While still scanning humans,  she started shadowing  a colleague who had her own mobile veterinary ultrasound business.  Impressed at the difference ultrasound was making in the veterinary world she began to take courses through Canadian Veterinary Imaging (CVI).  Working both in the classroom setting and one on one with Dr. Paul Brazzell, her  passion for scanning animals became undeniable.  Adding to her knowledge of scanning the human heart,  courses in veterinary echocardiography were also taken at CVI with Ms. June Boon.

Kristin is now scanning for veterinarians full time at hospitals and clinics in Mississauga, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Winona, Grimsby, Beamsville, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.  She is also enjoying  assisting with  scil Vet Novations  ultrasound courses and scan labs.

Dr. Betkowski is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania for both undergraduate study and VMD, completed in 1991. She then interned at The Animal Medical Center in New York and was in private practice in Connecticut for the following 2 years. She completed a residency in cardiology at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and became board-certified in cardiology in 1998.

Since that time she had continued as a staff veterinarian at Tufts for about 7 years, for a time in the Emergency and Critical Care Department as well as the Cardiology Service. She has worked as a telemedicine consultant for over 10 years and now also is a staff veterinarian at a local referral and emergency practice near her home.