Medicine

Overview

Hickory Small Animal Hospital offers a wide variety of preventative and therapeutic medications/procedures for your pet. From annual visits to disease treatments, you can feel good knowing Hickory Small Animal has your pet's best interest in mind. Our goal is to stay current with the most recent medical protocols to ensure your pet receives the best care.

Pets coming in for a physical exam, regardless of the presenting complaint, have the following body systems evaluated and documented, both normal and abnormal: Attitude/Appearence, Mucous Membranes, Oral Cavity and Teeth, Eyes, Ears, Lymph Nodes, Gastrointestinal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skin, Muscoloskeletal, Body Condition Score, Temperature, Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, Body Weight.

We promise that our hospital will never become complacent with the level of care we offer. We will forever evolve so we can always be the standard of veterinary care for Tangipahoa Parish. As proof, in 2014 we became the first AAHA Accredited hospital in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parish.

Intensive Care Unit

Hospital and surgery patients stay in our dedicated Intensive Care Unit which contains an exam table, syringe pump, 4 IV fluid pumps and an oxygen cage. Pets in our ICU can be monitored via wireless cameras from any computer in the hospital

Diagnostics

We have extensive in-house diagnostic capabilities including blood cell counter, blood chemistry analyzer, blood clotting times, video otoscope, digital xrays, digital dental xrays, ultrasound, Storz endoscopy towner, doppler and high def oscillometric blood pressure, etc, to monitor the response to therapy for hospitalized patients. Click here to view all our diagnostic capabilities.

Isolation Ward

Contagious animals are held in our Isolation Ward to prevent infection to other animals. This ensures the safety of other boarding or hospitalized patients. All equipment and instruments never leave the isolation ward to prevent contamination of the rest of the hospital. Animals in our Isolation Ward can be monitored via wireless cameras from any computer in the hospital.