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 Village Park Animal Hospital
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  • Location
    51230 Eisenhower Drive
    La Quinta, CA 92253
  • Hours & Info
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat - Sun: Closed

    Although our boarding staff is here seven days a week from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm, we do have more limited hours to be able to drop off and pick up your pet so that we can best care for all our residents.

    Our hospital is closed on Saturdays and Sundays so we are unable to offer pick-ups or drop-offs, thank you so much for understanding!

    Please come by any time during the following hours:

    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Once a month we have a hospital-wide staff meeting to ensure we are all providing the best level of care and service. As a result, we are closed from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on the first Friday of the month. If you need to pick up or drop off during this time please let us know ahead of time so that we can be prepared for you!