14 Step Physical Exam
A 14 step comprehensive physical exam and breed and age specific wellness testing is the most important thing we do for pets.
It is vital that we know your pet is free of problems (such as heart murmurs, oral diseases, ear and skin infections, fleas and ticks, and abdominal disorders) before any vaccine is administered or medication prescribed.
After a complete history is taken by one of our well trained exam room assistants we will know where we need to focus to have the best outcomes.
Another vital component of the yearly (pets 1 to 6) and semi-annual (pets 7 and up) is laboratory wellness tests. Evolutionarily pets have been programmed to NOT show signs of illness and appear normal even when underlying disease is present.
In each pet we give a score to dental health, body condition, muscle, and pain score. We also record any problems or diagnoses identified in our database for future retrieval, outcome studies or health alerts or new medication availability.
This comprehensive approach of a 14 step physical examination, including scoring of these vital wellness components along with state of the art age and breed specific testing allows us to be very proactive in helping your pet achieve vitality and live a long and healthy life!