The ultrasonographic appearance, surgical treatment and pathological classification of a laryngeal cyst in a four-year-old cat is described. This is the first description of such a cyst diagnosed with the help of ultrasonography. The cat presented with dyspnoea and respiratory noise. An intraluminal fluid-filled cyst attached to the vocal cord was identified by ultrasonography and drained under ultrasound guidance. The cyst recurred three weeks later and ultrasonography showed an increase in size compared to the previous examination. There was no evidence of recurrence of the lesion 18 months after surgical removal.