Wellness Examinations & Vaccinations

Physical Examinations

One of the best ways to keep your pet healthy is to have an annual physical exam
Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination of your pet from nose to tail, to listen, look and feel for any subtle changes in their physical health. As animals grow older, they become more susceptible to developing health problems, many of which can be managed through simple changes in diet and lifestyle.

Vaccinations

Vaccination is the ultimate prevention. Vaccines are designed to give an individual’s immune system a memory. If our white cells remember an invader like a virus or a bacteria, the chances of that organism causing trouble in the future is greatly reduced. Our clinic vaccinates according to disease risk. We follow the AAHA recommendations for vaccinations and also tailor our vaccine protocols to your animal’s health and lifestyle.

Wellness profiles

Wellness testing helps us keep healthy pets healthier for longer. Wellness testing in even healthy animals allows us to identify organ insufficiencies and diseases early on. A simple change in diet, the addition of a supplement or the right medication can often be enough to slow down, stop or even reverse existing damage well before your pet is noticeably sick.

We now pleased to offer wellness blood work for all stages of life at an affordable cost all year round, rather than just seasonally.

Dogs

Junior Wellness Panel – This allows us to establish important baselines in a young, healthy patient, that we can compare any changes to later on in life. This panel also includes a fecal test to screen for the most common gastrointestinal parasites. 

Comprehensive Wellness Panel – This panel includes blood work, a urinalysis test which is helpful in identifying early kidney disease, and a fecal test to screen for intestinal parasites.

Senior Wellness Panel – Particularly in our more senior pets, screening for underlying disease every 6-12 months can help detect abnormalities early on. This panel includes a urinalysis test which is helpful in identifying early kidney disease, as well as a fecal test.

Cats

Junior Wellness Panel – This allows us to establish important baselines in a young, healthy patient, that we can compare any changes to later on in life. This wellness panel also includes an FIV and Feline Leukemia test, and fecal analysis to screen for intestinal parasites.

Comprehensive Wellness Panel – This panel includes blood work, a urinalysis test which is helpful in identifying early kidney disease, and a fecal test to screen for intestinal parasites.

Fecal analysis

Fecal assessment allows us to identify the presence of gastrointestinal parasites. Our animals can easily come into contact with these parasites when they are exposed to the feces of infected animals at dog parks, sidewalks, or if they hunt mice and other wild animals. Some of these parasites are zoonotic, meaning we can be infected as well.