Examinations

Providing regular medical examinations is paramount to your pet’s day to day wellbeing. Regularly scheduled check-ups allow our medical staff to catch potentially serious health issues early, such as diseases, thus preventing costly specialty medical expenses.

We recommend that you bring your pet in for a regular wellness visit once or twice a year, depending on the age and health of your pet.

During a regular visit, you can expect a physical examination consisting of:

  • An examination of the eyes and ears
  • Checking the mouth and gums for signs of disease
  • Palpation of the joints, muscles, and abdomen
  • Analysis of the skin and fur
  • Weighing the animal

The purpose of the physical examination is to reliably and quickly assess the general health of your pet, and to ensure normal physiological functioning. If needed, we can also perform blood and urine and fecal tests, cardiovascular testing, and more.

We recommend a fecal test every six months and a heartworm test annually to check for internal parasites, one of the most common ailments that plague cats and dogs. If you or we notice anything indicative of a possible parasitic issue, we may ask to run additional tests to analyze more.

We also recommend a mental wellbeing examination to assess your pet’s behavior, temperament, and lifestyle, as those factors contribute greatly to an animal’s physical welfare. Stress from excessive loneliness, for example, may eventually manifest as a physical ailment. A mental wellbeing examination will include:

  • Analysis of time spent alone and with company
  • A discussion of anxiety triggers
  • Overall animal friendliness

You know your animal the best, and we rely on that information so that we can provide the optimal care for your pet. It is our job to be your best resource for pet health, and in order for us to provide you with quality care, we need your help in the examination room.

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Address: 8600 Harford Rd # C, Parkville, MD 21234

Phone: 410.668.1040

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Valued Clients,

We will have modified hours during the week of July 6, 2020.
The hours will be as follows:

Monday 7/6: 7:30am - 7:00pm

Tuesday 7/7: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7/8: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7/9: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7/10: 7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 7/11: 9:00am - 11:00am*
*For boarding pick up/drop offs and food/medication pick ups

We will resume our normal hours on Monday, July 13.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.