Parasite Detection & Prevention


At Hillside it is our priority to ensure the health and safety of you and your family.

We live so closely with our sweet pets – we kiss and cuddle them, sleep with them, play in the yard with them. That’s why we strongly believe that parasite detection and prevention is essential to your pet’s health – and the health of you and your family.

Some common parasites can be transmitted from our pets to us, sometimes causing serious illness, especially in children. We offer fecal testing for intestinal parasites (worms), blood tests for heartworm and other tick-borne parasites. Combing, skin scrapings, and skin swabs for cytology (microscopic examination), are a few of the diagnostic tests we offer to detect external parasites such as fleas, skin and ear mites.

Oral and/or topical medications are used to both prevent and treat harmful parasites.


A pinch of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so talk to us about your pet’s parasite prevention and detection.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to request an appointment.