Pet Wellness Services

Wellness ExamWe pride ourselves on strong client communication and education. Our doctors and staff will spend as much time as needed explaining each step of your pet's visit and how to best care for your pet at home.

Veterinary Wellness Care for Every Age and Stage

Prevention is the key to your pet's long term health, as well as 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, ticks, and intestinal parasites.

Puppy and Kitten Care

Ensuring your new pet starts off with a Fear Free experience is a personal goal for each one of our team members ensuring a lifelong bond with your pet and our veterinary hospital. We recommend taking steps to prepare your pet for his or her first visit to avoid having a negative experience, even up to a week or two in advance of the first appointment. Check out our tips on preparing for the vet visit.

Puppy Exam

At this first visit, we will perform a comprehensive exam on your puppy or kitten, offer health care and training advice and discuss questions you may have regarding:

  • Diet
  • Housetraining
  • Behavior
  • Spaying and neutering
  • Formulation of individualized vaccine plan
  • Pet health insurance
  • Microchipping
  • Complete physical exams, which includes detection of potential congenital problems and any other concerns
  • Baseline lab-work

Preventative Care, Vaccines, and Parasite Control

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, furthermore offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health.

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.

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.

For dogs, a 3-part tick disease and heartworm combo test is recommended as part of the annual wellness examination. We recommend this even if your dog is on preventative medication and is currently Lyme vaccinated, as there are some rare forms of Tick-borne diseases and intestinal parasites that may not be completely covered.

A fecal examination is also an integral part of the annual wellness program for all pets.

We offer the most current recommended preventative medication for fleas, ticks, and heartworms that can be easily refilled at our hospital or through our online pharmacy.


Just as us humans are encouraged to have routine lab-work run as we enter adulthood, our Veterinary team recommends the same care for your pet. Since your pet is seen on average about 3 ½ to 7 “human” years* between each exam if (done every 6 to 12 months), having baseline laboratory values, such as liver and kidney functions, help your veterinarian monitor the aging and disease processes. This in turn allows our team to better prepare for preventative wellness for your furry family member.

Geriatric/Senior Care

Is your pet over 40? Pets are considered to be in their senior years at about seven years of age and older. The American Veterinary Medical Association has determined the following regarding pet’s rate of aging:

Human Equivalency

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.

The best time to begin your pet's senior care program 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 all of these things, and offer recommendations based on what they see.