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 Marina Bay Cities Animal Hospital
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  • Location
    2506 Lincoln Blvd.
    Venice, CA 90291
  • Hours
    Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sun: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    When your pet is scheduled for boarding, we will schedule a complimentary drop-off appointment with a technician to ensure you pet's healthy and all of their needs are met during their stay. Please call us to schedule your drop-off appointment and boarding reservation. Please allow 20-30 minutes for this assessment and to complete necessary documentation for your pet's stay.

    Tue: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    When your pet is scheduled for surgery with us, we will have you drop your pet off first thing in morning between 7:00 am - 7:30 am.