Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life .A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. During your pet's wellness visit we gather information about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. A wellness examination can help detect possible future health concerns and prevent them from becoming serious health issues. Detecting the early signs of illness and addressing these health issues before they progress will help keep your pet healthier and happier. A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to provide education and information so that you feel comfortable that you are making the best, well informed healthcare decision for your pet. Our goal is to provide your pet with quality care throughout their lifetime so that you are able to enjoy many happy years with your favorite furball.