Preventative and Wellness Exams

Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.

A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.

A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.


Edgewater Veterinary Hospital has the ability to run blood work for liver, kidney and pancreatic function, as well as complete blood counts and electrolytes. For accuracy and consistency we send these blood profiles to a very well know and reputable veterinary laboratory. We can also determine if your dog or cat may have heartworm disease or if your cat may have an infectious disease. All kittens should be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodefiency Virus (FIV). This test should be repeated annually for all cats that have previously tested positive, go outdoors, or have symptoms. Our hospital also sees a number of heartworm positive dogs. For this reason, all dogs are tested annually with an occult (hidden) heartworm test. This also follows the guidelines set by the American Heartworm Society. Edgewater Veterinary Hospital also offers and recommends comprehensive blood work for all pets.

Dental Care

Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.

Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. But how do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth? Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.

Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!

Surgery Service

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.

Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring. Let us address your concerns. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. Let’s discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet

Since 2002, our hospital has offered laser surgery as an option for our patients. Laser surgery minimizes intra-operative bleeding as well as post-operative pain and swelling by sealing off small blood vessels and nerve endings as it cuts. Feline de-claw and canine cosmetic ear crops are virtually blood-free using laser surgery. In addition, laser removal of skin and subcutaneous tumors ensures less bleeding and spread of malignant cells around the perimeter.

All patients under going a surgical or dental procedure are monitored by a surgical technician as well as anesthesia monitoring equipment. Our anesthesia monitors our patients ECG, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and CO2 expulsion to provide the best overall information on how your pet is handling his/her surgical procedure.

Because we like to obtain the most medical information on your prior to any anesthetic event, we highly recommend that patients under going any surgical or dental procedures have pre anesthetic blood work prior to their procedure. In addition to pre anesthetic blood work we also highly recommend IV catheterization. In the event that an unforeseen complication occurs, we are able to administer life saving medications directly into the vein.


Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.

A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.

Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease—can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.

Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet.

Boarding And Grooming

In the event that you and your family need to be away from home, whether it is for a well-deserved vacation or an emergency arises, we offer full service boarding. We offer separate boarding facilities for cats and dog and a variety of kennel sizes for our away from home pets. All pets that board with us are feed twice daily and are allowed in our backyard for exercise 2-3 times a day. Feel free to bring your pets favorite treats, toys or bedding to make him/her feel more at home. After-hours pick-up of boarders can be arranged with advance notice. All boarders must be current on vaccinations and have had recent parasite examination. To keep a clean and flea free facility, all pets receive a flea treatment (Capstar) upon entry to the hospital. Any animal that stays longer than 1 week receives a complimentary bath and nail trim.

In addition to boarding our favorite four legged companions, we also offer all-breed bathing, including cats. Baths include nail trim, anal gland expression, and ear cleaning. We also do shave downs and summer cuts for both dogs and cats.

Contact Us

(228) 388-5540


2632 Executive Place
Biloxi, MS 39531


Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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