The in-house veterinary laboratory at Hemlock Bluffs Animal Hospital of Holly Springs features diagnostic testing for the following:
- Bloodwork: CBC, Chemistry Panel, T4, FELV/FIV testing
- Urinalysis and Sediment examination
- Cytology of skin & ear samples
- Fecal testing for intestinal parasites
- Occult heartworm, Lymes, Erhlichia testing
- Parvo tests
- Feline heartworm Ag tests
Radiology is a frequently used diagnostic tool which provides Hemlock Bluffs Animal Hospital veterinarians with a view of the internal body systems and the skeletal system.
Hemlock Bluffs Animal Hospital of Holly Springs has an on site radiology suite that enables us to quickly develop your pet’s radiographs and ensure excellent quality.
All radiographs are sent to a board certified radiologist for evaluation. The digital system also allows us to permanently archive the radiographs allowing us to access them at any time in the future. Lastly, we can easily send them at the click of a button to specialists or referral facilities if necessary.
Ultrasound is a pain free, non-invasive diagnostic used to visualize internal organs including the liver, gall bladder, spleen, adrenal glands, pancreas, kidneys, urinary bladder, stomach, and intestines. In most cases, ultrasounds can be performed without sedation or anesthesia and is considered superior to radiographs in many respects including; diagnosis of many types of abdominal tumors, pancreatitis, hepatitis, early pregnancy, certain types of bladder stones, and full visualization of internal organs. Ultrasound can also be utilized to sample tissue via a technique called “ultrasound guided aspiration.” A needle is inserted through the skin into the organ or tissue of concern using a minimally invasive technique.
At our clinic, ultrasounds are performed using a Prosound Aloka Alpha 6 unit. A board certified radiologist interprets all of the images and completes a full report.
We are happy to announce that we now offer echocardiograms. Echocardiograms are ultrasounds of the heart used to evaluate chamber size and valve dysfunction. In comparison to X-rays that evaluate only heart size, echocardiograms can determine the cause of heart disease so that a tailored treatment protocol can be formulated. Similar to abdominal ultrasounds, echocardiograms can most often be performed without sedation or anesthesia. A board certified radiologist interprets the images and develops a treatment strategy based on the cause and degree of heart disease. A baseline EKG is performed during the echocardiogram. This invaluable diagnostic can also be used to determine prognosis and treatment.
Moving to Hemlock Bluffs Animal Hospital was the best choice for our family! From the moment we arrive for appointments, our pets are welcomed and made to feel comfortable. Every member of the staff, from the technicians to the doctors are very knowledgeable, and really take the time to listen and answer any questions or address concerns that we may have. Our dog, Fletcher is always so happy to greet the staff at the front desk when we arrive...of course they have the best treats! The doctors have been so wise as we have navigated Fletcher's allergy issues, which has been new territory for us. We know Fletcher is receiving the very best attention and care, as well as our 2 cats. Trust is so important, and we are thankful that we have a wonderful and caring animal hospital like Hemlock Bluffs in our community!
Great place with professional, courteous staff. Been going there for over 10 years. Dr. Snyder is very special.
We recently switched to Hemlock based on great recommendations for general care for our 4-year old Lab, Molly. Last week, she suddenly became ill and needed medical attention. The staff made immediate accommodations to see her and took phenomenal care of her. Dr. Snyder was very thorough in her diagnosis of pancreatitis and took time both on the phone and in person to explain everything and answer all of our questions. She even called after hours to check and see how Molly was doing the evening we brought her home, which was a very nice touch. It was a long day, but our worry was eased knowing our baby was in the hands of professionals who truly care. I have no hesitation recommending Hemlock Bluffs to anyone, and they’re worth a drive if you don’t live nearby.
I cannot say enough good things about Hemlock Bluffs. Friendly and welcoming staff every visit. I wouldn't trust anywhere else with my pups.
Hemlock Bluffs is unlike any other vet I’ve been to. The clinic and staff are incredibly warm, and you can see their eyes light up as soon as they see your pet. It’s clear they care, and will sit down and take the time to listen. I’ve never had an issue getting my cat seen, especially when she’s sick. Dr. Parker is amazing!