Preventive Care

Wellness Exams

In veterinary medicine, our patients are not able to tell us what ails them, so preventing health problems before they start is the secret to a happy, healthy pet. The veterinarians and medical team at VCA West Suburban Veterinary Hospital, provide preventive care through regular (yearly) wellness exams for your dog and cat. We believe that the owner is the best advocate for his/her pet, and we enjoy enhancing the human animal bond through client education.

During an examination, we perform a comprehensive evaluation of your pet. We also perform routine laboratory tests – a blood test for heartworm and a fecal test for intestinal parasites. Each should be performed yearly. We want to learn about your pet’s lifestyle, diet and behavior. Through the examination and conversations with the owner, we can develop a thorough picture of your pet’s health which, in turn, aids us in future medical treatments.