It is very important to bring your dog or cat in for annual wellness exams, even if they seem healthy. When you come in for this appointment, we evaluate all of your pet’s major organ systems and discuss any diagnostic testing and routine vaccinations your pet needs for maximum health. We also look for subtle changes in your pet that indicate a problem that the untrained person may not notice.
When you bring your pet to the appointment, be prepared to discuss your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise routine and activities. We often recommend keeping a notebook of shifts in your pet’s behavior and of medical treatment received outside of our clinic. Not only does this help you when you’re talking to Dr. Stephanie, but it also helps us explain results of medical tests. Sometimes, what seems unrelated is actually a symptom of a larger problem.
Your pet’s wellness exam includes a complete physical where Dr. Stephanie checks the eyes, ears, coat, teeth, heart, lungs and abdomen. If there are any problems, we will discuss them with you and go over a treatment plan. We will make recommendations based on your pet’s age, breed, health condition and any concerns you have, and you always will be involved in the decision-making process regarding your pet’s healthcare.
Our team is calm and compassionate. We own pets ourselves and we understand the bond you have with your animal. Our facility is designed to be comfortable for your pet, while maintaining the highest standards of care. If your pet needs any kind of treatment, we will be happy to cover the benefits and risks, and make recommendations for treatment that fits your pet’s needs.