Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
For diagnostic imaging, we use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies. This enables us to generate extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
We have advanced tools at The Pet Hospitals to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We provide a wide range of services, including digital radiology, ultrasound, and urinalysis.
We can quickly produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options thanks to our diagnostic imaging capabilities.
In-House Lab & Vet Pharmacy in Hattiesburg and Petal
In our in-house laboratory, we perform tests and obtain results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our Hattiesburg and Petal pet pharmacy is stocked with a variety of prescription diets and medications, allowing us quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
We can examine your pet's internal systems with a radiograph (digital x-ray) to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is a non-invasive, painless procedure. It only employs very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required for radiography is so low, even pregnant women and very young pets can have this procedure performed.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate and diagnose conditions such as broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
Diagnostic imaging allows our veterinary team to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
We use ultrasound imaging to create images of the inside of the body by exposing a portion of the body to high-frequency sound waves.
We can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels because we capture ultrasound images in real-time.
Because our veterinarians have access to this valuable technology in our in-house lab, your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can begin sooner.
- Cold Lasers
In cats and dogs, veterinary cold laser therapy uses low-intensity laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to relieve pain, stimulate and enhance cell function, and improve healing.
A variety of unpleasant conditions, including muscle and joint pain, arthritis symptoms, and muscle spasms, have been shown to improve with the use of laser therapy.
We can run a variety of common and specialized blood tests at our vet lab in Hattiesburg and Petal to determine your pet's health and diagnose illness.
CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile are some of the most common veterinary blood tests we perform.
Urinalysis is a critical diagnostic test that provides your veterinarian with critical information about the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to evaluate the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be useful in detecting problems in other organ systems and is critical in diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is an important diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals, and it should be included in any comprehensive assessment of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is a microscopic examination of your pet's feces that can be performed at our Hattiesburg and Petal vet lab.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that may be threatening your pet's or your family's health. Fecals enable your veterinarian to determine whether your pet has intestinal parasites like roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can cause discomfort and irritability in pets, as well as lead to more serious conditions. Some are even transmissible to humans.
These parasites are often hidden from view because they live in your pet's gastrointestinal tract. A fecal exam is the only way to detect them.
Annual fecal examinations should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- ECG / EKG
We usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG) if your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet has a heart disorder.
This procedure is simple and quick to complete. It reveals information that may be critical to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify problems in the heart's chambers.