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Wellness Exam

We follow your pet through the many phases of their lives, from specialized and preventative care during their younger years to regular wellness checks as they age. We aim to prevent problems before they arise, or detect them quickly to address them in a timely manner.

Does My Pet Need a Wellness Exam?

We believe in preventative medicine as the best approach to keeping our patients healthy. This includes annual wellness examinations, vaccinations on a 1 or 3 year basis, external and internal parasite prevention, and dietary management. Our veterinarian will help determine what vaccinations are appropriate according to your pets lifestyle. We will discuss in detail what your options are to help you make the best possible health decisions for your pet.

What Happens During a Wellness Exam?

During a wellness exam, our veterinary team will start by taking your pet's vital signs. Our veterinarian will perform a comprehensive examination of your pet from nose to tail and may also perform diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or intestinal parasite tests with owners consent. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings for heartworm, kidney, liver, blood disorders, and more.

Why Is This Important?

This allows us to prevent major health issues from developing undetected and gives us the opportunity to analyze and record baseline values such as temperature, body condition, and lab work. We measure these when your pet is healthy to provide better care in the event of illness or emergency. They also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious and more difficult to treat/manage. Early detection and correction of medical problems will contribute your pets overall health.