Wellness exams refer to physical exams that assess the general health of our pets. By detecting problems early, we are much more likely to be able to intervene in a disease process before the changes to the body are irreversible. In addition to the physical exam, we often will use laboratory test to further understand how your pet is doing. Our in house laboratory allows us to have the results of most tests the same day we see your pet. Other preventative procedures that are frequently associated with wellness exams include fecal exams and heartworm testing. These tests detect the presence of parasites within our furry friends that may be diminishing their quality of life.
The final part of our wellness program is to prevent infectious disease with the judicious use of vaccines. We believe that vaccines are an important part of preventative medicine but we also realize that not every animal will have the same vaccination needs. We base our vaccination decisions on a risk versus benefit philosophy and will customize our vaccine recommendations for your pet based on this philosophy.