Our wellness protocols are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives and life quality of your pets. As soon as you welcome a new pet into your home, you should consider preventative care to protect their health. For puppies and kittens, we recommend beginning a vaccination series between six and eight weeks of age. While adequate vaccination is important, the comprehensive physical examinations, intestinal parasite screenings and prophylactic dewormings also given during this series will help ensure your new family member gets started on the right paw for a happy, healthy life.
For a healthy adult pet, we recommend a visit to our clinic
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
At Veterinary Medical Center, our mission is to exceed your expectations for compassionate, quality veterinary care for all of your animals. We are a full-service small animal hospital and wellness center that offers comprehensive preventative, medical, surgical and dental care for your dog, cat, or pocket pet. Our services are designed to promote a healthy, long life for your pet and unmatched service for our clients.
We have the experience and expertise to manage the most complex medical issues. We are equipped with a full range of diagnostic equipment so your animal receives quality veterinary care at all times.
At Veterinary Medical Center, we can keep your pets happy and healthy by utilizing the following:
COMPREHENSIVE PET EXAM
The physical exam is a very important aspect of your pet’s wellness. During this exam, the doctor evaluates the entire pet, which includes:
- An eye exam using an ophthalmoscope
- An ear exam using an otoscope
- A heart exam using a stethoscope
- Other points evaluated include teeth, skin, coat, vital signs, body condition, and joints. Doctors also use their hands to palpate the abdominal contents.
On average, veterinary physical exams discover three additional health concerns than what is known by the pet owner.
The intensive care area at Veterinary Medical Center allows us to closely monitor your pet so that they receive the highest level of emergency and critical care possible. Along with medical attention, our patients receive all of the tender loving care they deserve every minute they are in our ICU. While in our ICU, your pet may receive the following care:
• Access to on-site diagnostic testing equipment
• Access to mobile resuscitation unit
• Pain management
• IV fluids
• Cardiovascular monitoring
• Nutritional support
• Blood and plasma transfusion:
• Oxygen therapy
We are equipped with state of the art medical equipment and expertise to diagnose and treat your pet for most medical conditions. We cover all areas of internal medicine including:
• Cardiology (hypertension, heart failure)
• Ophthalmology (eye conditions)
• Neurology (stroke, paralysis, disk disease)
• Dermatology (allergies, skin conditions, chronic ear infections)
• Endocrinology (i.e., diabetes, thyroid disturbances)
• Critical Care/Urgent Care
CLIENT EDUCATION & CONSULTATION
Another important aspect of wellness care during the examination process is educating clients. Together as partners, we can ensure that your pets receive all they need to live long and healthy lives.
Feel free to ask us any questions. And of course, we take it upon ourselves to keep you in the know.
Monitored Care of Chronic Conditions
We will monitor your pet closely if he or she is diagnosed with a chronic condition such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease or thyroid disease. These diseases can be treated with the most current medical or surgical protocols. When we monitor your pet’s chronic condition, we can make diet recommendations, recommend changes in medications and treatments, recommend a monitoring schedule.
Home Pet Care
Veterinary Medical Center performs at home pet wellness care. Home pet care is perfect for owners who cannot transport their pets to our clinic. We can perform a wellness exam, vaccinations, flea and tick recommendations, behavioral assessments, and nutritional counseling, all in the comfort of your home. Please give us a call today if you would like to schedule a house call exam for your pet.
*This service is only available for established clients and patients due to limited availability.
Why is Annual Lab Work Important?
- We can establish baseline values
- Monitor/Track changes over time
- Be PROactive rather than REactive
- We can detect subclinical abnormalities
- Treat illnesses before they progress
- Confirm external wellness
- Practice best medicine
- Provide peace of mind
Our goal is to keep your companion with you for as long as possible through wellness screenings & preventive care.