Pet Wellness Services

Wellness ExamLeesburg Veterinary Hospital strives to provide you and your pet with cutting edge medicine, loving and compassionate care, and premium customer service.

We pride ourselves on our excellent client communication and education. Our doctors and staff will spend extra time explaining each step of your pet's exam and how to best care for your pet at home.

When you first enter our hospital, our client care specialists will greet you. They'll check in your pet and determine what he or she may need during your visit. Once you are checked in, please make yourself comfortable in our spacious waiting room.

Feel free to visit with the kitties that are up for adoption, browse our food selections, pick a toy for your pet, or view the fish tank to help pass the time!

A veterinary assistant will then bring you and your pet to an examination room. Our examination rooms are fully equipped with lift-tables and displays to help us better explain the details of our wellness exam. The doctor will examine your pet and discuss preventive health care measures or to help treat any health issues your pet may have.

Services

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing pets and pet owners living in the greater Loudoun region the finest veterinary care possible. Pet owners have come to rely on us as a welcoming, skilled and cost-conscious partner in the care of their beloved companions. We have a kind and courteous staff.

We have found that when a dog or cat receives regular and routine wellness exams, vaccinations, proper dental care, and screening for common diseases they have a much better chance of living a long and happy life.

Despite the very best preventive care, a beloved pet may develop an illness or be injured. Our internal medicine and surgical expertise, as well as advanced diagnostics and veterinary laboratory, ensure your pet will receive a quick and accurate diagnosis. We will then explain our diagnosis and the options for treatment to you.

It is our goal to provide you and your pet with the very best veterinary care possible within a welcoming facility. Please take a look at the services we offer to learn why we believe they are important to the care and well-being of your pet. Then give us a call to set up an appointment today!

Veterinary Wellness Care for Every Age and Stage

Prevention is the key to your pet's long term health, as well as to minimizing the lifetime cost of care. We strongly recommend routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular lab work, deworming and fecal checks, as well as medications to prevent heartworm, fleas and ticks.

Wellness care is offered at a reasonable cost and most of the tests can be done during your dog or cat's regular exam. These examinations are similar to the yearly physical you receive from your doctor. It is a chance to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

In all, these services offer the best means to protect your pet's health and well-being through prevention and early detection of disease.

Puppy and Kitten Care

Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home is a memorable experience for any family. They add energy and fun and are a source of unceasing affection as they bond with you and your family.

They also require a little extra attention to ensure they get a good, healthy start at life. This means that comprehensive physical exams at key developmental stages are important, as well as time-tested advice on housebreaking and training.

Puppy ExamOur very first visit with your new puppy or kitten is perhaps the most important. These initial visits are where you, your pet, and your veterinarian first meet and begin to form the relationship that will last for the life of your pet. Therefore, we like to give your puppy or kitten a thorough exam, talk with you about concerns you may have, offer health care and training advice, and more and to discuss questions you may regarding:

  • Diet discussion, including types of food to feed, balancing the diet for clients opting to feed raw or home-prepared diets, and guidelines on feeding intervals and quantities.
  • Housetraining discussion.
  • Behavior discussion.
  • Spaying and neutering: Is this best for my dog? What are the consequences of spaying/neutering too early and what should I expect if I don't want to spay or neuter my dog? If I decide to spay/neuter, when is the best time to have this done?
  • Formulation of individualized vaccine protocol.
  • Discussion on pet health insurance. Should I get pet health insurance? What should I look for in a company?
  • Microchipping. Should I get this done? When is the best time to do this?
  • Complete physical exam which includes detection of potential congenital problems and anything else you want to discuss.

This is your new pet and we know you have many questions.

Geriatric/Senior Care

Is your pet "over 40"?

To help us better care for our senior pets, we've launched S'PAW - Senior Prevention and Wellness. Our S'PAW package offers a comprehensive look at your pet's health to ensure that he or she lives the longest and happiest life possible.

By taking the time to learn more about the special needs of your senior aged pet, you've taken the first step toward providing the best care for your friend in its golden years. We're proud of the special interest we take in geriatric medicine and care of chronic disease.

Pets in their senior years – those of about seven years of age and older – begin to go through a gradual reduction of their physical capabilities. However, this process can be slowed and managed through proper veterinary care, thereby offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health. Additionally, preventative care tailored to your pet's age, lifestyle, risk factors and other elements can help prevent common diseases or detect them at early and easily treatable stages.

There is also an important role for you to play as your pet's primary caregiver. While you cannot control age-related decline, you can influence your pet's activity level, living conditions, access to quality senior veterinary care, and daily nutrition. With your veterinarian's help, you can manage these factors in order to prolong your pet's good health, vitality, and increase his or her well-being, even as his or her pace slows a bit.

The best time to begin your pet's senior care program and recognize the need for a little extra TLC is well before age-related conditions begin to set in. We recommend regular senior wellness exams, which should include specialized lab work to detect the early signs of disease processes. Dental care at this point in life becomes even more important. We recommend routine dental exams and cleanings for all pets, but especially for those in their senior years. Diet and weight gain are also important issues to keep an eye on. When you bring your pet in for a senior wellness visit, your veterinarian will evaluate his or her weight, and offer recommendations based on what they see.

Vaccines

Immunizations are one of the best tools we have in preventive veterinary medicine. The key to using vaccines appropriately is to determine which diseases your pet may be at risk for and then vaccinate for those diseases no more than necessary. Due to advances in veterinary immunology, diseases that were once relatively common and fatal to pets are now easily preventable.

Leesburg, VA Pet VaccinationsThere are also vaccines – such as for rabies and other zoonotic diseases – that help protect your family from very dangerous and difficult to treat illnesses. Additionally, with each passing year, veterinary science is improving on existent vaccines, as well as increasing our ability to prevent an even wider array of contagious diseases.

Our balanced approach to vaccines is the best way to protect your pet from disease and minimize the risk of an adverse reaction to a vaccine. For more information on vaccines, read our blog article, Pet Vaccinations 101.

Parasite Control

For dogs, a heartworm test and a fecal examination are recommended as part of the annual wellness examination. We recommend this even if your dog is on heartworm preventive medication.

A fecal examination is also an integral part of the annual wellness program for all cats. For outdoor cats, an annual feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus test is necessary.

Individualized Flea Control Programs

We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard, and on your pet.

Critical Care

If your pet should become injured or suddenly develop an acute, life-threatening disease, he or she will need the kind of prompt emergency care we can provide. In addition to needing initial emergency treatment, some time may be required for the disease process to run its course before recovery begins.

During this time, close monitoring and life support measures in the intensive care unit (ICU) may be needed. A vigilant medical team will provide the quality care your pet requires.