Adult Yearly Preventative Care and Vaccines

The best thing you can do for your pet is to keep him/ her healthy. One of the easiest and least expensive ways to do that is by bringing him/her pet for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short period of time. A comprehensive physical exam is an in-depth evaluation that helps us assess overall health and establishes important baseline information.  Exams allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions at early stages, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year and receive the appropriate vaccines. Puppies, kittens, senior pets (click here for Senior Care page), and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups.

 Your pet’s physical exam includes:

  • Ear exam                                        

  • Eye exam, including eye pressure

  • Rectal exam

  • Dental exam

  • Neurologic evaluation

  • Cardiovascular evaluation

  • Weight & nutrition counseling

  • Coat & skin evaluation

  • Abdominal palpation

  • Urogenital evaluation

  • Musculoskeletal evaluation

  • Pulmonary/lung evaluation


Puppy/Kitten Vaccinations

The first few months are a critical period in your pet’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog/cat, including information and advice on nutrition, training, litterbox training, behavior, and socialization.

Schedule your puppy for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your puppy/kitten has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new dog is protected against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, amongst other diseases. We will make sure your new kitty is protected against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper), and the feline leukemia virus (FeLV). Your puppy/kiten will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are extremely common in young pets.