Because some vaccinations cannot be given safely to animals with certain medical conditions, an examination is always required prior to administering vaccines. Our primary concern is your pet's well-being.
Payment is due at the time that services are provided. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Cash. Checks are not accepted. A 50% deposit will be required prior to surgery or hospitalization.
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How often should I bring in my pet for a physical examination?
We recommend that your pet be examined at least once a year and more frequently as your pet gets older. Since your pet ages faster than you do, there can be changes regarding your animal's health in a short period of time. By bringing your animal in for a physical exam, you can prevent and treat illnesses and keep your pet happy and healthy.
Why do we perform Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work?
Pets of any age can have problems with their internal organs that cannot be detected during a normal physical examination. In order to minimize the risk during a surgical procedure, pre-anesthetic blood work can inform us about any hidden illnesses that your pet may have. Depending on the results of the blood work, we may decide to forego the surgical procedure or modify the anesthetic protocol and/or change your pet's medication. Performing blood work cannot guarantee that there will be no complications during the procedure, but it significantly minimizes the risk to your pet.
What kind of blood work does the Pre-Anesthetic Profile contain?
Complete Blood Cell Count (CBC)
The CBC provides information about the varioues types of blood cells, such as Red blood cells, White blood cells and platelets. The CBC helps detect disease in your animal in addition to the physical exam. It is best to perform the CBC the day of the procedure because cellular components can change rapidly in a matter of hours or days.
Comprehensive Serum Blood Chemistry (Chemistry Panel)
The Chemistry Panel give us important information concering your pet's organ function (i.e. liver, kidneys, pancreas, intestinal tract). Knowing this information helps us to treat your pet appropriately.