Our doctors recommend annual exams for your pet, whatever their age. The yearly physical exam is as important for your pet as it is for you. Typical exams include your pet’s vaccine boosters, a fecal test to check for intestinal parasites, and a heartworm test (for dogs) or feline FIV/Felv test (for outdoor cats).
It is hospital policy that all animals receive an annual exam with their yearly set of vaccines. If you choose to go elsewhere for vaccinations, an exam is still required every 12 months to keep your pet current with our hospital and eligible to use our services.
During the yearly physical, your veterinarian will perform a nose-to-tail evaluation. They will look at the teeth and oral cavity, eyes and ears, listen to the heart and lungs, palpate the abdomen, and check the skin and body condition including flexibility or hip and shoulder range of motion in dogs. If your pet is over the age of seven, our doctors may recommend baseline bloodwork to ensure your pet doesn’t have an underlying condition.
Most pets are stoic. The healthiest looking or acting pet can still have abnormalities. Better to detect these sooner, rather than later.
- Puppies and Kittens 6-16 weeks old require special care. Call 404-873-1786 to learn more about what you should be doing for your new puppy or kitten.
- Call 404-873-1786 to schedule an appointment. Current clients can schedule annual exams online through PetDesk.
- Want to learn more about your pet’s vaccines, tests, and recommended preventatives? Visit our FAQ Page.