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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Animal General of East Norwich
Animals We See Avians, Cats, Dogs, Pocket Pets, Pot-Bellied Pigs, Rabbits, Reptiles, ZooMED
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  • Location
    6320 Northern Blvd.
    East Norwich, NY 11732
  • Hours
    Mon: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tue: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Wed - Thu: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sun: Closed

    Animal General of East Norwich is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM. On Tuesday our hospital is open 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, and on Saturday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. (We are closed on Sunday.) If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at (516) 624-7500. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

    Our address is:

    Animal General of East Norwich
    6320 Northern Blvd.
    East Norwich, NY 11732

    If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to either of following veterinary emergency hospitals in our vicinity:

    VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury - (516) 420-0000
    609-5 Cantiague Rock Road
    Westbury, NY 11590
    Open 24/7/365

     

    When your pet is scheduled for a sedated procedure or surgery, you may drop your pet off on that day between 8:30-9:30 AM unless otherwise directed by the doctor.