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 Alpine Animal Hospital
Animals We See Cats, Dogs, Rabbits
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  • Location
    12531 Old Seward Highway
    Anchorage, AK 99515
  • Hours
    Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sun: Closed

    When your pet is scheduled for boarding, you may drop-off anytime between our open hours and one hour prior to closing so we have time to feed, walk and get your pet settled.

    When your pet is scheduled for grooming, you must bring your pet to the hospital and drop them off between 7:00 am - 8:00 am. Mary will contact you when your little one is ready for pick up. You may pick up anytime between our open hours.

    Wed: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    When your pet is scheduled for a surgery, you must bring your pet to the hospital and drop them off between 7:00 am - 7:30 am. No food after 10:00 pm the night before, but water is ok. You will be contacted after the procedure is over and pick up time is between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.