What to Expect

Sleeping_GoldenA visit to the veterinarian is a lot like going to the pediatrician. The doctor, in both instances, relies on you to provide an accurate and complete history of the patient in order to zero-in on any problems. Be sure to bring with you, on your first visit, any prior medical records you may have for your pet. It’s best to keep a journal of your pet’s health throughout his or her life, including behavior changes. If you have something like this, share it with our team.

At least once a year, you should plan on bringing your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, as well as vaccine boosters, parasite testing, and recommendations for dental cleaning, if needed. Any specific problems your pet may be having will be addressed.

In some circumstances, our veterinarians may recommend a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery. Our city is blessed with some of the best specialty care in the country.

New clients are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment, so that you and your pet’s information can be properly entered into our system. Appointments are generally scheduled at 20-minute intervals. While we endeavor to keep to this schedule, circumstances occasionally dictate delays. Our priority is to give every pet the time and attention it needs, including your pet!