Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Diagnostic imaging allows us to create highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures. Using technologies like X-Rays, ultrasound and other methods is an important part of providing you and your pet with the very best care.
At Holland Veterinary Hospitals, we have advanced diagnostic tools including a blood chemistry analyzer to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to blood and urinalysis - all with fast, accurate results from our in-house laboratory.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Hattiesburg and Wiggins
We are proud to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options. Using our in-house laboratory, we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Hattiesburg and Wiggins is stocked with a range of medications and prescription diets, allowing us to quickly access any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Holland Veterinary Hospitals Diagnostic Services
Using our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we proudly offer advanced diagnostic testing that enables our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
A radiograph (digital x-ray) can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may not be externally visible.
Radiography is safe, painless, and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation, which means that even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to provide extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your pet's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
At our vet lab in Hattiesburg and Wiggins, we are able to run a number of routine and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.
Some veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Analysis of your pet's urine is primarily used to assess the health of their kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Hattiesburg and Wiggins.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Additionally, fecal exams allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites.
Aside from making our pets uncomfortable and irritable, parasites can lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal exams are an integral aspect of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian suspects your pet may have a heart condition, chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG) are usually used as diagnostic tools.
This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering from periodontal disease, much of the damage happens out of view below the gum line. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet, which allows our team of veterinary professionals to examine the roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
Digital X-Rays pose a much lower risk of radiation exposure for your pet than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
Since your Hattiesburg and Wiggins vets can see results immediately, they are able to project them onto a computer screen.