Preventative Care For Your Pet
Regular Wellness Exams Are Key To Your Pet's Health & Wellness
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 baseline for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
A wellness examination starts with a complete nose to tail physical exam and ideally includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions 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. Routine vaccinations may also be recommended at that time, Even if your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes: weight gain or loss, appetite, behavior or subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues in a timely manner.
Request an Appointment
To request an appointment please call our offices directly! Due to the high volume of patients we see our schedule is often filled rapidly and thus we are unable to offer online appointment scheduling. For non-emergency scheduling we also offer a text number which is 772-675-1929. Our patient portal is also accessible through PetPro Connect, linking you to all of your pets reminders and giving you easy access to request prescription refills. This is available through invitation and upon request we will send you an email link to setup your account.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of 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 help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and nutrition. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.