The best course way to prevent an emergency is proper wellness care!
Family veterinarians provide wellness programs to embrace a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges and offer recommendations for prevention, nutrition, and diagnostic work-ups appropriate for your pet.
Their role is to educate you on procedures and medications especially beneficial for your pet. This allows them to be more flexible with their recommendations, and gives you more control of your pets' healthcare.
The key to a wellness program is an emphasis on the annual health examination. Each year when your pet visits his family doctor, he or she will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age appropriate ancillary diagnostics (such as blood pressure screening, parasite tests and blood work) to screen for early signs of disease.
Any vaccinations due at the time of the annual exam will generally be given. Patients with health-related concerns will be advised on advanced diagnostics when needed. More frequent re-evaluations will most-likely become necessary for those pets with ongoing illnesses.
Some conditions require consulting a veterinary specialist. These doctors have dedicated their careers to a specific discipline within veterinary medicine. Click here to learn more about veterinary specialists!
Please contact your next veterinarian by clicking on the links below and reviewing their services and locations.
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