Pet Wellness Exam
Veterinary medicine is a profession of multi-layered responsibilities — one in which veterinarians provide medical care for your beloved pet companions and play a crucial role in maintaining the health and wellness of animals from the beginning stages of life.
Here at the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, our care team does its absolute best to work with pet owners in the Summerfield area to understand the importance of scheduling regular visits at our clinic and hospital.
Regular wellness exams can not only detect a problem in its early stages but can also prevent diseases that would be costly to treat.
Wellness exams establish a baseline for your pet
When pet owners skip a wellness exam, they often relay a message to the veterinarian that there's no need to bring a perfectly healthy animal for a checkup. What many don't realize is that certain breeds of animals are predisposed to health problems our staff will be able to identify.
Simply put, regular wellness exams establish a baseline of health for your pet used to identify any future health concerns. As pets age much more rapidly than their human counterparts, maintaining a schedule of regular checkups is the best course of action to keep your best friend active and lively for years to come.
What's Included in a Wellness Visit?
Every pet that we do a checkup on is different. That's why our veterinarian will recommend a wellness program based on your pet's breed, age, lifestyle, outdoor activities, and overall health.
A general wellness visit typically includes a head-to-tail exam and is the best time to begin a vaccine regiment to protect against disease. Depending on your pet's age, we may also recommend bloodwork and other tests.
Wellness exams are generally done once a year, but we may recommend a visit at least every 6 months for senior pets and those with chronic health conditions.
The staff here at the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt will be happy to discuss our wellness services and answer any questions you might have. Call (336) 643-2229 or visit us in Summerfield today.