Annual checkups and vaccinations are essential to keeping up with your pet’s health and making sure he or she is protected from avoidable diseases and parasites. At Blue Ridge Animal Hospital, we start every new patient out with a thorough nose-to-tail wellness exam, and will recommend that your pet come back for checkups at least annually. Puppies and kittens and especially senior pets may need to come in more frequently.
Based on what we learn about your pet’s health, lifestyle, and environment from the initial exam, our veterinarians will design a program of vaccines and parasite preventatives custom-tailored to address your dog’s or cat’s unique needs and risk factors. Subsequent wellness checkups will be our opportunity to monitor any changes in your pet’s health and adjust our approach accordingly.
Wellness exams will also include discussion of proper pet nutrition, behavioral concerns, dental care, home care routines, and just about anything under the sun. Our goal is to get to know you and your pet personally so that we may provide the most effective care possible. Prevention is the key to lifelong wellness, which is why regular checkups are so important!