A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare. 

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations. Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up.

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your appointment.

Additional Considerations:

Please 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, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Our doctors can still work with whatever information you have. 

In some circumstances, our doctors will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.  

“I just wanted to send a heartfelt “Thank you” to everyone who took such extraordinary care of Ms. Lacy on Tuesday. Dr. Knepshield was so kind, reassuring and professional. Leah was thorough and patient as she explained the procedure and recovery in detail. And Jen Riddle is a true calming force. Jen Buckner and the front staff were efficient and friendly as always. Lacy is recovering nicely, and true to form, she is milking it for all it is worth.”

Angie

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