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 Westerville East Animal Hospital
Animals We See Cats, Dogs, Rabbits
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  • Location
    6283 S. Sunbury Road
    Westerville, OH 43081
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  • Hours & Info
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sun: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    If your pet needs vaccines prior to boarding we try to get them updated 2 weeks in advance of your drop off date to ensure the lowest risk possible for your pet and for the other animals in our care. If this is not possible, please give us a call at (614) 890-1625 so we may discuss the options. Drop-off time for boarding are: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. We do have Sunday pick-up only from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We are not open on select holidays. 

    Grooming drop-off time is between 8:00 am - 8:30 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you need to speak with our groomer prior to drop-off, Sally is here by 8:00 am.

    Tuesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    When your pet is scheduled for a surgery, we require your pet to be at the hospital between 8:00 am - 8:30 am. The hospital opens for drop-offs at 8:00 am. Remember not to let you pet have any food after 10:00 pm the night before your pets scheduled surgery, but do not restrict water. If you pet is on morning medication, please give the medicine in 1 teaspoon of food or less.