Like humans, pets need annual exams.
Annual exams are essential to maintain your pet’s health and longevity, and allow us to notice changes in weight, appearance, behavior, dental health, and overall physical condition.
During an annual exam, our veterinarian will examine your pet thoroughly; looking in the eyes, ears and mouth, listening to the heart and lungs, evaluating the abdomen, and examining the skin, muscles and bones. We will ask about diet, exercise levels, behavior and any concerns you may have. Our veterinarians encourage discussion and questions during your visit, allowing them to really get to know your pet. Remember, the only silly question is the one you did not ask!
The veterinarian or nurse will discuss the vaccinations your pet requires. As the number of disease strains increase, our team diligently follows changes and advances in vaccination protocols. A current rabies vaccination is required by law.
An annual fecal exam, to check for intestinal parasites, is strongly recommended and easy to obtain.
Recommended laboratory tests include: