What to Expect
In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.
Your pet's annual wellness visit will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all their assorted cavities. Even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian may be recommended. Like you, your pet can lose their teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Bring these notes with you at your pets wellness visit. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's helpful to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet may undergo. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feels comfortable, with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest radio-graphs and lab work testing blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized.
Doctors may refer you to a specialist; veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, and ophthalmology if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.