One of the most valuable benefits of a yearly visit to the veterinarian is a complete physical examination. When you consider the relative lifespan of our dogs and cats, this is like us seeing our doctor for a physical every four to seven years. A lot can change over that period of time.
Our veterinarians perform a complete physical exam on all of our patients. This entails: examination of the eyes and ears with an ophthalmoscope and otoscope; examining the teeth and gums for signs of tooth and gum disease; listening to the heart and lungs for heart murmurs, arrhythmias, and congestion; evaluating a patient's weight; palpating the abdomen for signs of masses, pain or organ enlargement; feeling the lymph nodes and joints; and examining the skin for signs of parasites, tumors and cysts, allergy or infection. We will also ask many questions about your pet's behavior and habits at home to obtain a good medical history.
An examination can take 15-30 minutes and can help determine if any additional diagnostics, procedures or recommendations are necessary. Early recognition and treatment of diseases found during a physical examination can help prevent more serious problems and/or improve the quality of life of your pet.
Busy lives sometimes make scheduling an appointment difficult. Take advantage of our extended early morning and evening hours or schedule your pet to be dropped off with pick-up at your convenience.
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.