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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.



The whole experience was wonderful. Getting an appointment scheduled was easy, we were greeted and signed in with no hassles. A tech took our info and Molly was taken in for her procedure. When it was finished, the doctor called and talked to me and we arranged a time for pickup. When I arrived, I met with the doctor and was given review of her procedure and advise for her care for the next 24 hours. We checked out and drove home. Could not have been easier. The staff is wonderful - both caring and efficient.

Barbara Roche

I was very pleased with my first visit. Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable. Both the technicians and the Dr. took their time to get a full history. I really felt like they cared for my dog's health. I have been to other vets where I felt like I was being rushed so they could get to the next patient. This was definitely not the case. I would absolutely recommend Hemlock to anyone looking for a vet.

Jason Black

I love seeing a familiar face as soon as I open the door. I'd follow Justine and Jenny anywhere! Dr. Snyder solved Shelby's problems in a matter of minutes and I've been chasing answers for years. She's phenomenal! Melissa's knowledge and guidance has been beyond my expectations, and getting to know all of the Staff has kept a permanent smile on my face. I feel as if I've been on a long journey eager to establish roots. I'M HOME!

Nancy & Kevin Ziese

From the moment we discussed Sadie's surgery, to the follow-up the day prior, to the calls day of to go over options and 1:1 time with Dr D when we picked her up - it was all wonderful. Everyone seemed to truly care about her and also made sure we were comfortable. The surgery went better than expected and she's doing so well. We could not have imagined going anywhere else for her care.

Erica & Michael Ring

Greatest Pet Place on Earth!!! We have been clients at Hemlock Bluffs Animal Hospital for 5+ years and know the owners and staff quite well! Our pets are always treated with great love and attention, and we feel when we board our pets, they are receiving extraordinary care and staying at a home away from home! We love our vet and staff and highly recommend HBAH!!!

Pam & Chuck Pribble
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