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

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Gather Medical Records
Bring any medical, vaccine or adoption records you may have for your pet.
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Complete Our New Client Form
Download and complete this form to bring with you to your visit.
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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 Benicia Animal Hospital
Animals We See Cats, Dogs
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  • Location
    335 W. Military Street
    Benicia, CA 94510
  • Hours & Info
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sun: Closed

    Surgery and procedure drop off times are between 8:00-8:30am. Cats and dogs should have no food after 10pm the evening before the procedure and no water after 6am the morning of the procedure. We will call you after the procedure to let you know how your pet is doing and what time they'll be ready for discharge.

    Boarding drop off hours are from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday thru Friday, and 9:00am-3:00pm on Saturdays. There are no boarding pickups or drop offs on Sundays.