Wellness and Sick Visits
We realize that your pet is like a member of your family, and you want the best possible health care for your companion throughout his or her lifetime. Whether you’re in need of diagnostic services and treatment for a sick pet or preventative care to keep your pet healthy, the doctors and staff at Davis Veterinary Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi are committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of every pet owner.
The compassionate team of doctors and staff at Davis Veterinary Hospital is here to provide complete health care for your pet. That means that we will help your healthy pets stay well, and we will help diagnose and treat your sick pets so that they can return to a healthy condition as quickly as possible. We are dedicated to partnering with you in the health care of your pet from the first examinations and vaccinations of your young, healthy puppies and kittens, through early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages.
At Davis Veterinary Hospital, we recommend annual check-ups and consistent preventive care to help alleviate serious health problems later in your pet’s life. During our wellness visits, our knowledgeable veterinarians will conduct a thorough physical examination from nose to tail, checking vital signs, looking for abnormalities, and testing for heartworms and other parasites. After assessing your pet’s risk of exposure to diseases, we will develop a vaccine schedule based on your pet’s individual needs. Wellness blood profiles and urinalysis may be recommended for your pet at certain ages or if they fit certain risk categories.
Our doctors will develop preventive protocols for your pet regarding the best ways to control fleas and ticks in your house, your yard, and on your pet. Our staff will also provide you with the best practices for avoiding the spread of zoonotic diseases.
We will provide guidance for your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and performance. Davis Veterinary Hospital maintains a complete line of Science Diet products, and we can obtain other brands upon request.
Additionally, our veterinary professionals can spay or neuter your pet at the appropriate age, not just to prevent unwanted litters, but to lessen the development of cancer in both genders of dogs and cats.
When you bring your pet in for a sick visit, our experienced veterinarians will complete a full examination and discuss what the possible causes are for the patient’s symptoms. Based on the list of possible diagnoses, we will outline a plan for diagnostic tests, treatment, or both, including hospitalization if necessary. We will go over all medications, potential side effects, schedule follow up care if needed, and will answer any questions that you may have.
Whether your pet is a puppy or a kitten, young adult, or senior, come see us at Davis Veterinary Hospital for your pet health care needs. If you live in the Pine Belt area of Mississippi, including Hattiesburg, Petal, Purvis, Oak Grove, and Sumrall, we would love to get to know you and your pets and start them on a journey of healthy and happy living.