Preventive Care

Preventive care services are performed to help pets avoid disease and sickness and to ensure that they remain healthy. These services include vaccinations, parasite control, wellness exams, and weight management. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in preventive care.
Available Services
  • Here at VCA Almaden Valley we offer a wide variety of blood panels to make sure your beloved pet is healthy.

    As pets age, they unfortunately become more prone to diseases such as arthritis, cancer, dental problems, diabetes, heart problems, liver and kidney disease. Knowing what to look out for, and when, are amount the best ways you can safeguard the health of your pet as her or she goes from puppy/kitten-hood to adulthood and into their senior years.... Read more

  • Here at VCA Almaden Valley, we carry a wide variety of flea and tick control. Our doctors and staff will help you find which product(s) will best suit your pets lifestyle/needs.

    We carry topical flea/tick prevention for cats & dogs, topical tick repellent for dogs, and oral flea prevention for dogs.... Read more

  • Here at VCA Almaden Valley, we will tailor a vaccine protocol based on your pets individual lifestyle. To ensure that we can give vaccines to your pet accurately, please provide us with the most recent vaccine history. By doing this, we will have an up-to-date record of your pets vaccines and you will be able to know which shots your pet will need next!

    Vaccines provided by VCA Almaden;


    • FVRCP (Distemper)
    • FeLV (Feline Leukemia)
    • Rabies


    • DHLPP or DHPP (Distemper w/Lepto & Distemper w/o Lepto)
    • Bordetella (required by a majority of boarding/grooming facilities)
    • Rabies
    • Lyme
    • Lepto
    • Rattlesnake
    • Canine Influenza


    For any questions reguarding vaccines please feel free to contact us anytime at (408) 268-3550!

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  • Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this sort of tragic loss.

    About the size and shape of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with your pet's vital information then implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades.... Read more

  • The decision to bring a new kitten or puppy into your life can be momentous and life changing.

    Like any new beginning, however, it can be both joyful and stressful at times. Our aim is to educate and support new owners during this critical time.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers guidance on a number of parasite control programs. The most common parasites that afflict pets are fleas and ticks.

    Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers and encourages preventive medicine services through early disease detection and wellness programs for adult and senior dogs.

    Because pets are living longer, they may experience increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome.... Read more

  • Vaccinations are critical to the well-being of our pets, because they protect against potentially deadly viral diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs, and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies in cats.


    • Annual Rabies Vaccination - Rabies is always fatal (in both animals and humans). Since there is no cure, prevention by vaccination is the only solution.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a specialized weight management program for your pet. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable life-threatening diseases such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Weight management is a very important part of maintaining the health of our pets.... Read more

  • A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment and complete physical examination that may include diagnostic testing, blood tests, urinalysis, checking a stool sample, and parasite screening. In many cases, a wellness examination can help detect the early stages of disease. Wellness exams are recommended for most pets at least annually, but more often (at least every 6 months) for senior pets and pets with chronic health issues.... Read more

  • Here at VCA Almaden Valley we offer a wide variety of blood panels to make sure your beloved pet is healthy. Dogs and cats can be very secretive and do not show any sign of a problem until they are very ill. The doctors here recommend wellness testing to determine if there are any hidden concerns with your pet.... Read more