Preventive Care

Preventive care services are performed for the prevention of disease or sickness and help to ensure your pets are staying healthy. These services include vaccinations, parasite control, wellness exams, and even weight management help. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in preventive care.

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  • 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 or diseases in their earliest stages.

    Pets 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 pet.... Read more

  • Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. It is imperative that owners prevent these parasites by using one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from fleas and ticks.... Read more

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

    Vaccination protects pets 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 pet's risk factors.... Read more

  • Every day a beloved family pet is lost. Tragically, most never make it back home because their owners didn't identify them. The microchip is the professional way to identify your pet and is proven safe and effective.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers guidance on a number of Parasite Control Programs. The most common parasites that afflict pets are fleas and ticks.

    Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers and encourages Preventive Medicine Services through early disease detection and wellness programs for adult and senior dogs. Because pets are living longer, they may experience increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome.... Read more

  • There is no doubt that upon calling around you may find other practices that offer vaccination and wellness services for a slightly lower cost. Remember the old adage “You get what you pay for?” Well, we use the highest quality vaccines available as well as recommending less aggressive vaccination schedules. Let us explain further:

    Canine Vaccines - We use Merial brand vaccines that cost a bit more but:

    1.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a specialized Weight Management Program for your pet. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable life-threatening diseases such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Weight management is a very important part of maintaining the health of our pets.... Read more

  • Many humans still believe that one human year is equal to seven animal years. That is not very accurate, since dogs and cats reach adulthood within the first couple of years. Other factors such as breed, nutrition, health, living conditions, and activity level all play an important role in the age of your pet.... 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 to make any potential abnormalities or concerns be more easily detected.... Read more