Yearly Check Ups
Regular wellness exams are the key to keeping your pet healthy. We recommend all pets undergo an annual "nose to tail" wellness exam, though more frequent exams are encouraged. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and frequent exams can help spot health problems in your pet before they become expensive to treat and potentially life-threatening. During an exam, we examine your pet's nose, eyes and ears, check your pet's teeth and oral cavity, listen to your pet's heart and lungs, carefully examine the skin and coat for any unusual lumps or swelling, palpate the abdomen and muscles and perform an orthopedic evaluation of the bones, joints and back.
Vaccinations, heartworm blood tests and fecal exams are just some of the important preventative measures that we recommend to keep your pets healthly.
Our practice is fortunate to have the most up to date equipment and skilled practitioners to make your pets stay a safe and successful experience.
Often considered more exact than x-rays, ultrasound provides our veterinarians with a real-time "movie" of what is happening inside your pet's body. Ultrasounds can provide a highly-detailed image of your pet's organs, which leads to a fast, accurate diagnosis. Because the procedure is non-invasive, anesthesia is generally not required, resulting in a less-stressful, more comfortable visit for your pet.
Laboratory testing plays an integral role in the early detection of changes in your pet's health. Diagnostic tests provide essential information by which our veterinarians can identify blood disorders, kidney and liver disease, diabetes, infection, cancer, thyroid disease and other hormonal problems. Our extensive laboratory provides fast and accurate information that is necessary for the well being of your pet.