Your First Visit
Preparing for Your First Veterinary Visit

Your first visit will allow us to get to know each other, check your pet's health, and begin wellness care to help prevent against future illnesses.

Before Your First Visit

Gather Medical Records
Bring any medical, vaccine or adoption records you may have for your pet.
Complete Our New Client Form
Download and complete this form to bring with you to your visit.
Get Tips for a Successful Trip
New environments can be stressful for any pet, we've got some tips for you.
During Your First Visit

During your pet’s first visit, your veterinarian will do a head-to-tail exam and check overall health, including the skin and coat, eyes and ears, teeth and gums, heart, lungs and other vital organs.

The veterinarian will also check your pet for fleas, ticks and other external parasites.

Your veterinarian will also ask questions about your pet’s diet, habits and activities, and discuss overall health and wellness including:

  • Vaccine History
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Dental Care
  • Microchipping
Ask Questions
Your first visit is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your pet's breed. Symptoms of many hereditary conditions are not always obvious, so awareness is important for early detection.

This is also a great time to ask for any recommendations or tips about care, training and feeding. Don't forget to schedule your pet's follow-up visit before you leave. After all, preventive care can help your pet live a longer and healthier life.

If you have any questions at all about your pet's upcoming visit, don't hesitate to contact us. We're looking forward to seeing you and your pet soon.
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VCA 29 Palms Animal Hospital
Animals We See Cats, Dogs, Pocket Pets, Rabbits, Reptiles, ZooMED
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  • Location
    70513 29 Palms Highway
    29 Palms, CA 92277
  • Hours
    Mon - Tue: Closed
    Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thu - Sun: Closed

    When your pet is scheduled for surgery, we ask that you bring your pet in at 7:30am the morning of surgery. Please allow up to 30 minutes for surgery check in. If 7:30am doesn't work for you, ask us about dropping off the night before.

    When your pet is scheduled for boarding, we ask that you bring your pet in anytime between 8:00am and 4:30pm. Please allow up to 30 minutes for boarding check in.

    When your pet is scheduled for grooming, we ask that you bring your pet in between 8:00am and 8:30am. Please allow up to 20 minutes for grooming check in.