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

Gather Medical Records
Bring any medical, vaccine or adoption records you may have for your pet.
Complete Our New Client Form
Download and complete this form to bring with you to your visit.
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 Willow Creek Pet Center
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  • Location
    2055 East Creek Road
    Cottonwood Heights, UT 84093
  • Hours
    Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sun: Closed

    Drop-off appointments are another way we try to accommodate your busy schedule. These are some guidelines to follow when dropping off your pet for the following appointments. You are welcome to drop-off or pick-up anytime during normal business hours. Please allow at least 15 minutes for check-in/check-out.

    For Boarding:
    Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed

    Holidays Closed:
    New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

    For Surgery:
    (must be scheduled prior to date of drop-off)
    Monday–Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Saturday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    For Grooming:
    An appointment is required.

    For Doctor Visits and Exams:
    (no additional appointment needed)
    Drop-off appointments with a doctor can be accommodated any time during normal business hours. However, it is recommended you drop-off your pet during morning hours to ensure the doctor has enough time to examine your pet and for you to pick up your pet prior to closing. We are unable to provide drop-off service to new clients or euthanasia appointments.