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Veterinary Exam

Preventative care is the best way to keep your pet healthy and happy, regardless of their breed and age. Regular visits to our hospital can help identify any concerns before they become a serious problem. These visits also provide the opportunity to get to know you and your pet better, so that we can work better together in mapping out a sustainable treatment plan for the rest of their life.

What happens during a dog/cat/pet’s first veterinary exam?

Whether your pet is a newborn, adult or senior age, their first visit with us begins with a full exam health check. We may also offer nutritional advice, training information and exercise recommendations. A vaccine appointment includes a full exam health check.

What happens during an annual exam and vaccine visit?

By knowing you and pet’s lifestyle we can recommend appropriate vaccinations. A thorough physical examination from whiskers to tail gives us the opportunity to assess your pet’s overall health. Remember, our pets age much faster than us humans! Annual check-ups also allow us to monitor your pet’s physical health and allow us get to know you and your pet on a more personal level.

How are senior dogs/cats/pets examined?

As our pets age they can develop lumps and bumps, arthritis, chronic pain, or one or more of a variety of ailments. An annual exam is so important for our older friends, and using our trained eyes and hands we can look for any changes from one year to the next. A diagnostic blood panel is usually conducted during these visits. This is a very valuable addition to the physical examination of your senior pet. Bloodwork helps us detect many chronic ailments that can be well managed with early diagnosis. There are now many safe medication options as well as supplements and acupuncture that may help improve your pet’s quality of life during their golden years.