The staff at Peterborough West Animal Hospital believes that prevention is always the best medicine. That’s why regular wellness visits are so important. These visits provide us with the opportunity to get to know you and your pet, and to obtain a clear picture of your animal companion’s overall health. During this appointment, we will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet, from nose to tail, to evaluate his or her general health. This allows us to identify any possible concerns and address them before they become a problem.

Just as with humans, pets should receive checkups more often as they get older, in order to prevent and treat illnesses that may arise with age. Young, healthy cats and dogs should visit the veterinarian at least once a year for a complete exam and any necessary laboratory testing. It’s recommended that senior dogs and cats that are in good health receive a wellness exam and lab testing every six months. Depending on your animal’s age and health, we will work with you to develop an appropriate wellness exam schedule to help keep your pet happy and healthy.

Finally, we use the time during our wellness visits to answer any questions or discuss any concerns that our clients may have about their pets. Our goal is to forge a lasting partnership based on education, trust and mutual respect. Together we will work toward achieving a long, happy life for your pet!