What to Expect

puppy1.png 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 veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. 

Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. Like you, your pet can lose his 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. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.

Following your pet's physical examination, our veterinarian may recommend various lab tests or X-Rays to either diagnosis your pet's problems or to monitor your healthy pet.  If any anesthetic procedures are recommended, we will generally suggest preoperative blood tests be performed to better ensure safe anesthesia, especially if your pet is very young or elderly.  We practice preventative medicine as much as possible and would rather discover problems before they present themselves. When an anesthetic is indicated, we generally recommend that your pet has an intravenous catheter in place and receive IV fluids to promote a safe anesthetic and a more comfortable and rapid recovery.  If you have any questions about any procedures we recommend or any medical advise we offer, please ask them.  We want you to be an informed owner.

Our veterinarian may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires experience and knowledge beyond the scope of general practice.