Early Detection

In order to be proactive in your pet’s health and well-being, we recommend wellness consultations every 6 months. Since pets age much faster than you do, more frequent physical exams are important in keeping your pet healthy. These visits allow us to track his or her health more closely and make earlier disease detection and prevention possible.
Keeping your pet as healthy as possible is a partnership between owner and us. Twice a year pet wellness allows for early detection, early treatment, and a longer life span.

Frequent visits allow us to discuss recent changes, detect potential problems, tailor diagnostic recommendations, and initiate therapy that will benefit your pet long term.

Early Detection is not one test, a series of tests, or an office visit. It’s a new way of caring for your pets. Early screening tests in human medicine allow us to care for ourselves. This is true in animal healthcare as well.

Medical advancements enable your veterinarian to diagnose potential diseases before they become a serious issue in your pet, including heartworm, thyroid and kidney disease, and intestinal parasites. With todays medical testing and technology, you can protect your pets like never before. Your pet can’t talk, and often shows no signs of when something is wrong. So how do you know? Early detection! and today is a good time to start.

Six month wellness exam checklist

Adult Dogs (1-6 years)

  • Immunizations
  • Parasite check
  • Heartworm check and administration of preventative
  • Administration of flea/tick control
  • Dental exam and/or periodontal probing
  • Consultation on diet, weight, dental health and/or behavior problems
  • Baseline blood panel
  • Baseline chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Thoracic radiographic exam
  • Screen for hypothyroidism

Adult cats (1-6 years)

  • Immunizations
  • Parasite check
  • Heartworm check and administration of preventative
  • Administration of flea/tick control
  • Blood testing for feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus
  • Dental exam and/or periodontal probing
  • Consultation on diet, weight, dental health and/or behavior problems
  • Baseline blood panel
  • Baseline chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Screen for renal disease
  • Screen for hyperthyroidism
  • Blood pressure check