Wellness and Vaccination Visits
After the initial series of vaccinations as a puppy or kitten, we recommend bringing your pet to the veterinarian at least once annually to receive a thorough physical examination. At that time, they will also receive heartworm testing (dogs), a fecal examination, as well as all recommended vaccination boosters. We always customize vaccination schedules specifically to your pet and lifestyle needs.
New Puppy and Kitten Exams
A vaccination series is recommended for all new puppies and kittens. Many of the diseases that we vaccinate for are fatal to a young dog or cat, making it vitally important to follow the vaccination schedule outlined for your pet. We also recommend several deworming treatments for all puppies and kittens. Each puppy and kitten receives several doses of each vaccination to begin their vaccine schedule. This ensures that the body's immune system is able to recognize the disease and have immunity against it if necessary. The number of boosters received by each pet varies depending on age, health, and risk.
Parasite Prevention and Control
It is recommended that dogs and cats receive an annual fecal examination to check for parasites, as well as a heartworm test. In addition to annual testing, heartworm prevention given year-round is also recommended. We offer a variety of heartworm and parasite preventions to fit your pet's needs depending on exposure and risk.
Microchip Pet Identification
There's no better way to ensure your pet's safe return than a microchip. Microchipping can be done during any regular visit, although we recommend it as soon as possible with every pet. We use HomeAgain microchips at our hospital, placed between the shoulder blades. Microchips are small computer chips the size of a grain of rice, each one has a unique ID number that can be read by electronic scanners. Click the link to learn more about microchips.