Early detection of disease is key. Once a problem is identified, we can make appropriate treatment recommendations at a point when treatment will make the most difference. In other words, help your pet live a longer and fuller life!
In order to make this happen, AT LEAST once a year, EVERY year, your pet needs a physical exam. Dr. Zoe Donaldson will check the health of your pet from head to tail, then discuss what vaccines and testing are appropriate taking into consideration your pet's age, medical history, and lifestyle. Remember one year in the life of a dog or cat equals to seven in human years, so problems can arise quickly.
Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, jot down a few notes so we make sure to cover all of your concerns.
In some circumstances, Dr. Donaldson may need to refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or orthopedic surgery.