Preventive Care

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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

  • 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, Lyme, and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Rabies in cats.

    Vaccines protect pets from disease by exposing their body's immune system to inactive or parts of a type of bacteria or virus. Certain vaccines are considered “core” or essential vaccines for all pets.... 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.

    In addition, any pet that will be traveling internationally with their family is required to have an ISO compatible microchip for easy identification during travel and upon arrival to their destination.... Read more

  • The decision to bring a new kitten or puppy into your life can be joyful and life changing, but also stressful at times. Our team of veterinary professionals are here for you to discuss nutrition, lifestyle-based vaccinations, parasite prevention and treatment, socialization, microchipping, pet insurance, and spay/neuter procedures. Just like our clients, we want all our new puppy and kitten patients to have the best possible start in life.... 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

  • A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment that includes: a complete physical exam, immunizations, diagnostic blood tests, and blood/fecal parasite screening. For our maturing adult pets, a wellness exam will include more expanded diagnostic blood tests and a urinalysis. In many cases, a wellness examination can help detect the early stages of disease.... Read more

  • Wellness tests are important to assist the veterinarians in creating an overall portfolio of your pet's health.

    By including various tests in your pet’s routine wellness exams, it is possible to create a “baseline” against which future testing can be compared. This can help potential abnormalities be detected more easily and earlier in the course of disease.... Read more