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What to Expect

In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal is to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.

Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a comprehensive physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe recommended. Just like people, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay. It is a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history. 

Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for elderly, young or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams, including a chest X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized. During the procedure, your pet might need intravenous fluids and antibiotics may be necessary before and after the procedure.

If your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience, your pet's veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary specialist, who has completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care. 

Have any questions? Call us at (508) 548-3406 and we would be happy to assist!