A nose to tail exam should be performed on all pets yearly (twice yearly for our more mature pets). At your pet’s wellness exam we will complete a thorough evaluation of their body systems and discuss common problems (dental disease, obesity, arthritis) that may be impacting your pet’s health. It is important that these problems are addressed early in order to prevent serious health consequences.
We use the highest quality vaccines at Hillsdale Animal Hospital and do not have a ‘standard’ protocol for ALL pets. Instead, we customize our vaccine recommendations based on your pet’s individual risks. We will discuss the importance of all vaccine recommendations at the time of your pet’s wellness exam.
We recommend yearly Complete Blood Counts and Chemistry panels for our pets less than seven years of age and twice yearly for our older pets. Serious health problems are often detected on screening labwork BEFORE clinical signs development. It is important to catch these abnormalities early if possible.