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We want to thank everyone for their patience over the last several months as we adjust to the new changes due to COVID-19. Just a few reminders for our clients, we are continuing curb side pickup until further notice. Therefore we ask that you only enter the office for appointments. We ask that you continue to wear masks if you are able and please limit the number of family members/friends to 2 per visit. We also want to remind everyone to schedule your pets well in advance for wellness/vaccine appointments as we are now scheduling these appointments out into January and February due to our extremely busy schedule. We recommend scheduling your pet’s wellness appointments up to 6 months in advance to ensure that your pet is getting scheduled in a timely matter that works for your schedule and ours. We appreciate your understanding.
Yearly Diagnostic Testing
Each year or veterinarians examine your pet and administer the annual vaccinations that are necessary to protect your pets health. A physical examination is limited to the external areas of your pet, and cannot screen for all serious health problems. Therefore, our staff highly recommends yearly bloodwork and fecal tests to help detect early stages of disease and provide an extended quality of life. About 10% of pets that come in for annual exams have some form of underlying disease. Many of these pets come in every year for a physical exam and any abnormalities go undetected without a Wellness Health Screen.
Checking bloodwork yearly on your pet will help establish a database early in your pets life and will allow us to recognize potential health risks before major disease occurs. Should your pet become ill, we will have an extensive health database to aid in your family members treatment. The cost of these wellness packages and what they include:
*** Please note that we do not hold your pets to age when choosing these packages.***
A full panel of bloodwork includes a complete blood count, chemistry panel, and thyroid levels. The mini blood panels include a complete blood count and a small chemistry panel.
The heartworm test that is run for each canine package includes testing for heartworm disease, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis.
If you are not interested in any of these packages our office does offer a wellness Canine/Feline Corehealth Screen that costs $115.00. This wellness panel only includes a full panel of bloodwork.
Heartworm Prevention: Highly recommended to be given year-round. If given monthly you are not only protecting your pet from heartworm disease (which is spread through a simple mosquito bite) but you are also deworming your pet for common intestinal parasites. Both of our heartworm preventatives that we carry at our office do require yearly heartworm testing.
Flea/tick Prevention: Fleas remain a problem and ticks are a growing problem in most parts of the country so our veterinarians recommend year-round protection.