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
  • Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we humans do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventative care, along with early detection screenings to identify any health concerns.   Cats aged 7 years or older should visit their veterinarian twice a year for wellness exams. These exams are the key to detecting any health problems that could endanger your cat.... Read more

  • Fleas and mosquitoes are capable of transmitting infection and disease to cats through a bite. Many cats also suffer from severe allergic reactions to the bites of fleas, resulting in intensely itchy skin and over-grooming. In addition, even indoor cats can be exposed to intestinal parasites through potting soil.... Read more

  • Vaccines and regular health exams are key preventive care measures and are critical to the well-being of your cats to help protect them from potentially deadly infectious diseases like Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV) and Rabies.

    Vaccination protects cats from disease by exposing their body's immune system to inactive or parts of a type of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your cat's risk factors.... Read more

  • Cat microchipping is a simple procedure.  Your veterinarian simply injects a microchip, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your cat's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine injection, and takes only a few seconds.... Read more

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

    Like any new parenting, 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 education on parasite control.   Fleas are the most common external parasite affecting cats, and are capable of transmitting infection and disease through bites. Many cats also suffer from severe allergic reaction to flea bites.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers and encourages Preventive Medicine Services through the use of special "Early Disease Detection/Wellness" programs for adult and senior cats. Because pets are living longer, they are experiencing increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers Vaccination Examinations. Vaccinations are critical to the well being of your cat, protecting them from potentially deadly viral diseases like Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies.

    Vaccination protects cats from disease by exposing their body's immune system to inactive or parts of a type of bacteria or virus.... Read more

  • We are happy to offer a specialized Obesity and Weight Management Program for your cat. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable life-threatening diseases such as Type II diabetes mellitus, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Weight management is a very important part of maintaining the health of our cats.... 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

  • Wellness tests are important to assist the veterinarians in creating an overall portfolio of your pet's health.
    By including blood tests in your pet’s routine exams, it is possible to create a wellness “baseline” against which future testing can be compared. This can help make it easier to detect any potential abnormalities or concerns.... Read more