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What to Expect from Pet Wellness Exams at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt

Routine care is often overlooked when we think about taking our pets to the veterinarian. It can seem like an unnecessary expense of time and money if your pet is basically healthy. However, there are actually lots of reasons for you to bring your pet to The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield NC for regular wellness exams.

What Happens During a Wellness Exam

During the course of a wellness exam, our veterinarian will look over your pet's entire body for problems signs that you might not recognize. We look for signs of disease, injury, and parasite infestation, among other things. If we see anything concerning, we will discuss diagnostic tests or treatment for your pet with you before choosing the best option to move forward.

The Benefits of Wellness Veterinary Care

The top benefit of wellness exams for pets is that a professional look over your pet for subtle signs of problems. This way, many problems can be caught before they are unmanageable. Waiting until your pet exhibits signs of a problem to seek vet care may mean that the possibility for easy treatment disappears.

Wellness exams are also a great time to check with our veterinarian about your preventative health program for your pet. Preventative health is a big category, encompassing things like vaccinations, spay or neuter, diet, and parasite control. Over time, your pet's needs may change, which can lead to a need for new food, different vaccinations, or a change in flea medication. If you don't have regular contact with your pet's veterinarian, we can't help you make the best choice for your individual pet.

Visit The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt for Your Pet's Veterinary Needs

Pets of all species and all ages need regular wellness exams in order to prevent problems before they begin. Vet care that prioritizes preventative care helps keep your dog or cat as healthy as possible for as long as possible and can reduce your bills in the long run. To make an appointment with us at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield NC, call (336) 643-2229 today!


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  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
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  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
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