Preventive Care

Just as for you and your human family, wellness and preventative care is critical to maintaining good health during juvenile, adult and senior life stages. Establishing a baseline of good health in puppies and kittens via diagnostic testing, proper vaccination and parasite prevention, and then supporting that health throughout your pet’s life is our #1 goal! We all want to enjoy our furry friends as long as possible!

Our vaccine protocols follow the recommendations of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practioners (AAFP) of which we are also members. We recommend 3-year canine distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus and rabies vaccines for dogs and 3-year feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia and 1-year non-adjuvanted rabies vaccines for cats.

We want to work with you side by side to take care of your beloved pets in the very best way possible.

We can help you achieve this with:

  • Individually tailored vaccine protocols – Every pet is unique, and may have different needs beyond core vaccinations based on lifestyle.
  • Dental care – Both preventative hygiene (think brushing your pet’s teeth, dental chews, and more) as well as regular cleanings. Imagine if you didn’t brush your teeth!
  • Thorough annual physical examination – Together we will identify any concerns and discuss the best way to approach them.
  • Nutritional counseling – Every dog or cat has different nutritional needs, and feeding our pets ideally can be a confusing topic. We can help you find a good diet that suits your budget.
  • Parasite prevention and control – Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are annoying and cause skin problems, as well as carry diseases. We can help you navigate the man prevention products on the market to select something safe and effective. Intestinal parasites and heartworm disease are preventable. Some of these illnesses can infect humans as well!
  • Life stage targeted bloodwork – We can guide you in deciding what bloodwork your dog or cat needs based on age and other factors, such as illness.

With the advent of better vaccinations that last longer than a year, it is easy to forget that prevention of disease and maintenance of health goes far beyond vaccinations.

Our comprehensive reminder system will help you stay on track!

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 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

  • Does your pet have a microchip?

    Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this sort of tragic loss.

    About the size and shape of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with your pet's vital information then implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades.... Read more

  • The decision to bring a new kitten or puppy 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 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

  • Our hospital offers Vaccination Examinations because vaccinations are critical to the well-being of your pets. Vaccines protect against potentially deadly viral diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs, and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies in cats.


    • Annual Rabies Vaccination - Rabies is always fatal (in both animals and humans).... Read more

  • A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment that may include blood tests, urinalysis, 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 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 to make any potential abnormalities or concerns be more easily detected.... Read more