Pet Exams and Wellness Care in Leesburg, VA
Preventive pet wellness care is one of the most important areas of veterinary medicine and we believe owners are an essential piece of the puzzle. You can actively help prevent illness through consistent annual, or semiannual visits to us. Regular appointments allow us to thoroughly examine your pet and offer you education and advice toward their care.
At Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, we strongly recommend routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular lab work, deworming and fecal tests, as well as pest prevention medications. Consistent pet wellness care tailored to your pet’s age, lifestyle, and risks helps prevent common diseases or at least detect them early at a more easily treatable stage. Early detection is much less costly than complicated treatments for advanced disease.
Call us to set up your next proactive wellness exam check.
Fear Free from the First Visit
One of the first elements of pet wellness care we address is starting every new pet off on the right paw regarding their visits to us. We want every pet to experience a Fear Free visit, and we set this standard with the first appointment as a puppy or kitten in order to build a lifelong bond of trust with your pet. We will recommend steps to take at home before the visit so they can avoid a negative experience.
What to Expect at a Wellness Visit
Our pet wellness care is designed specifically to meet your pet’s needs. After a thorough physical examination, we will discuss with you any or all of the following:
- Nutrition counseling
- Individualized vaccine plan
- Pet health insurance
- Behavioral counseling
- Housetraining for puppies and kittens
- Spay and neuter for newborns
We’ll also perform baseline lab work so that as your pet ages, we can better monitor aging and disease processes, as well as prepare a more effective preventive wellness plan. In addition to lab work, parasite tests, such as fecal exams for all pets and a 3-part tick disease and heartworm combo test for dogs, are all a part of an annual visit. We’ll also discuss with you pest prevention medication for fleas, ticks, and heartworms.
An Emphasis on Senior Care for Dogs and Cats
We take a special interest in the needs of senior pets. As they age, diseases and chronic conditions can progress rapidly, so we recommend semiannual visits to us. Beyond a thorough physical exam, we will do specialized lab-work to detect early signs of disease. Additionally, we’ll talk to you about the importance of dental care in older age. Nutritional counseling is also available regarding potential diet changes for those who experience weight gain. Managing chronic conditions and extending quality of life are also vital parts of senior pet wellness care that we will address.
Is your pet due for their next wellness care appointment? Annual or semiannual visits are essential for their continued well-being. Schedule your appointment today! We look forward to seeing you soon!