What To Expect When You Go To The Vet’s Office
Your first visit to the vet’s office is an important one. Your pet will be weighed to determine if it is at the appropriate weight. The veterinarian will exam the animal from head to tail, palpating the abdomen to see if there are any unusual masses and whether your pet shows any sign of discomfort. You will be asked about feeding and elimination habits, as well as dental cleaning and any behavioral problems. If your pet needs vaccinations, the vet can provide these, as well as parasite prevention and advice on good nutrition. If the vet finds any problems, blood testing or x-rays may be advised to learn additional details. However, if all is well, your pet will get a clean bill of health and will be advised to return for an annual exam and vaccination update the following year.
Care For Every Stage of Your Pet’s Life
We will provide a full physical exam for your puppy or kitten to ensure that it is developing properly and is getting the nutrition it needs for this important period of life. Vaccinations are often provided over a period of months for young animals. At your initial exam, you can discuss any problems you are having with your young pet and how to ensure its safety in your household and when you take it outdoors. Older pets often require more comprehensive examination and diagnosis of the problems of aging. Joint problems, heart problems, kidney diseases and liver impairment are common in older animals. We can provide treatment for these conditions to ensure your pet lives a long and happy life.
Getting To Know Your Veterinarian
Making an appointment for an annual exam or a wellness exam is a good way to get to know your veterinarian in advance of having a veterinary problem or emergency. In this way, you can meet the vet, get to know his or her conversational style and ask any questions about the best ways to care for your pet. If you are having behavioral or special veterinary problems, we can provide advice, treatment options and referral to veterinary specialists that can offer additional help, if necessary.
Let The Animal Hospital of Onslow County be Your Jacksonville NC, Veterinarian
Dr. Dave Altman, Dr. Craig Corry and Dr. Clayton McQuiddy and the staff at the Animal Hospital of Onslow County pride themselves on providing individualized care to suit each animal’s needs at every stage of life. We offer a full range of veterinary services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, spay and neuter services, dental care, skin problems, senior care, diagnostic services, surgery, grooming and emergency care. Call the Animal Hospital of Onslow County today at (910) 353-1722 to make an appointment to meet our veterinarians and learn how to provide the best care for your pet.